Break Out the 4-Weights!

by | Oct 11, 2022 | trout fishing in Wisconsin

Wisconsin-troutFor most avid trout anglers, Wisconsin isn’t on the radar.  And rightfully so. Unless you tackle Lake Michigan or Lake Superior feeder streams, the trout are small.  Very small in fact.  Most of the fish I catch in inland trout waters are 7-13”.


The-Fly-Fishing-ShowBut these days when it comes to trout fishing I’m looking for quiet time.  Time on the water with no anglers other than Granny, family or friends.  Tiny trout don’t draw the crowds like out west and over the next few days Granny and I are fishing inland WI waters with friends Jason and Jo Randall.  As expected, today we had a stream to ourselves.


fly-fishingMany of you know Jason.  Jay has written four books about fly fishing and we work together at many of the big Fly Fishing shows.  Jay gives excellent presentations at these shows.  Today the four of us enjoyed a gorgeous fall day with temperatures all the way up to 72° with a light wind.  The fish were rising to random fall caddis and a trickle of Baetis mayflies.


Granny-CurrierThere were many fish caught by all today.  Hands down, my highlight was watching Granny get into a few golden colored browns.  Granny hasn’t had much time to fish this summer. Between her new job and our fixer upper, she’s been shorted of time on the water.  That will change in 2023 as we should finally be caught up on things.


WisconsinThat’s all for today.  The Randall’s are spoiling us.  We are staying at their country home and Jo loves to cook.  Time for some home cooking and a glass of red with the best of friends.  Stay tuned for another good day on the creek water tomorrow.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


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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!