Baseball Consuming my Fishing Time!

by | Oct 27, 2016 | Uncategorized

blog-oct-19-2016-1-jeff-currier-flyfishing-the-surfEvery angler has a vice beyond their fishing and mine is baseball.  I grew up as a second baseman and a Red Sox fan during the Carl Yastrzemski era but when I went to college in Wisconsin in 1983, Ryne Sanberg’s rookie year, I got hooked on the Chicago Cubs.  I never looked back.  To say this is a special October is an understatement.


blog-oct-21-2016-2-route-93-nvMy California speaking tour slash beach fishing fun ended.  I delivered my final presentation last Thursday night for Sierra Pacific Flyfishers in San Fernando Valley, CA.  Granny and I drove casually back to Idaho over Friday and Saturday.  For fun we drove the lonely Route 93 through Nevada from Las Vegas to Route 50 and Great Basin National Park.


blog-oct-21-2016-3-caliente-nevadaThe 93 is remote to say the least and takes far longer than to shoot up the I 15 for Idaho.  But the scenic trip was splendid, peaceful and we found many of the small towns quite interesting.  I was craving a burger but ended up eating snacks from the cooler instead.


blog-oct-21-2016-4-cubs-fans-from-nevadaOur official driving goal was to get home by Saturday afternoon so we could potentially watch the Cubs clinch their first trip to the World Series in 71 years (which we made it and they did!).  I found it fascinating just how many Cubs fans there are even in the boonies of Nevada.  I took this picture in the heart of Caliente.


blog-oct-21-2016-5-great-plains-national-parkThe Great Basin National Park is off the beaten path for sure.  Unfortunately we didn’t see much as we arrived there at sunset Friday.  I took this pic however and it does tell us the place is gorgeous.  After this pic we made it four hours from home and made home Saturday in plenty of time to celebrate the Cubs clinching a trip to the World Series.  We are loving Cubs World Series Baseball so far tied at 1-1.  I want this to be a good one!


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!