Beware of the Sun

by | Feb 24, 2016 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

I appreciate the concern for my visit to the dermatologist.  Thanks for the emails.


blog-Feb-24-2016-1-skin-cancerI had the piece cut out of my ear and unfortunately they took another piece from my left arm both for biopsy.  The results will be back in less than ten days and hopefully they won’t be melanoma.  In addition to the piece’s cutoff they did the full body scan and froze a few other areas on my face.  It looks bad but the freezing is just precautionary.  The good news is over all I’m in surprisingly good shape for a guy that spends tons of time in the strongest sun.


In the meantime, its back to business as usual.  Granny and I left Portland yesterday for the California part of my tour.  I give “Fly Fishing for Carp” tomorrow night in Fresno and then speak at the Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show over the weekend.


blog-Feb-24-2016-2-jeff-currier-sierra-nevada-breweryTo break up our drive we stopped in Chico, CA and Granny and I hit the Sierra Nevada Brewery.  Sierra Nevada Pale is what I drink and the Brewery visit was on my to do list.  Sierra has so many other good beers.  It was lots of fun!


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  1. Henry Gilbey

    Jeff, I also photograph and write about fishing as my job, and like you I spend a lot of time out in the sun. I have always been very careful with suncream and clothing, but recently they found a melanoma in my leg – the surgeons cut a great big hole out of my leg, removed nodes from my groin etc., and I am lucky that they got the cancer out of me. It is what it is – bad luck. Can’t pretend it was much fun to go through, but I will continue doing what I do and hoping that I don’t get hit again. Fingers crossed for you, hope the results go the right way. The waiting and not knowing is the hard part with all this.

  2. Jeff

    HI Henry – thanks for the note. Wow! That is some scary stuff that happened to you. You never know. Good luck to you as well. Jeff


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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!