A Bass Slamming Day for Granny

by | Jun 23, 2014 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

blog-June-23-2014-1-flyfishing-for-bassI absolutely wanted to get Granny an epic bass on the fly day like I enjoyed yesterday.  Due to the fact that my canoe was still in Dads truck I decided to take her right back to the lake Don and I ended on yesterday with the smallmouth and largemouth bass.


blog-June-23-2014-2-flyfishing-new-hampshireWe got there at 6 AM.  Conditions were glassy calm and the temperature was already in the 70s.  I paddled and Granny threw poppers on my 5-weight Winston.  She was into fish almost immediately.


blog-June-23-2014-3-granny-furrier-flyfishing-for-largemouth-bassGranny got her amazing day.  I did something I rarely do; I kept track of every fish she caught.  Granny landed eight smallmouth bass and twenty-one largemouth.  Like yesterday, none were big but many were respectable bass like the one she’s holding below.


blog-June-23-2014-4-granny-currier-flyfishing-New-hampshireWe left the lake before 11 AM and spent much of the day relaxing, swimming and getting better on the paddle boards.  We also took a trip into town to enjoy a few brews at our favorite lakeside restaurant, Garwoods.  Afterwards we walked the docks of Back Bay and I spotted a remarkable pumpkinseed sunfish.


blog-June-23-2014-5-jeff-currier-flyfishing-for-sunfishThis pumpkinseed was so big that I ran back to camp, grabbed my rod and returned.  Granny remained behind and kept an eye on this monster who evidently called this particular dock his home.  I flicked a Chernobyl ant around the dock hoping to entice him but to no avail.  He came out and looked but he would not rise to it.  Then I put on a nymph and that was the ticket.  This amazing pumpkinseed devoured the fake then posed for few pics with me.  Pumpkinseed sunfish are one of freshwaters prettiest!


Another great day fly fishing in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  Tomorrow is our last day and it will start with the smallies near camp.  Stay tuned. . . .


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

1 Comment

  1. David McKenzie

    Nice work Jeff. That’s a stunning pumpkin seed, they are few and far between in the far west coast in my neck of woods.


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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!