California Combination of Work and Pleasure

by | Oct 11, 2016 | Uncategorized

blog-oct-11-2016-1-i-15Granny I arrived in California last night by car to begin a ten-day speaking tour.  It was a great 15-hour drive listening to playoff baseball on my XM all the way from home.  Cubs pitcher, Jake Arrieta, hit his amazing three run homer just as the sun was setting for us west of I 15 between Vegas and Barstow, CA.  We pulled off the highway, got a room and found a bar to watch the rest of the game.  Last night’s great game outcome wasn’t what I was hoping for.


I’ll be giving my PowerPoint presentation “Fly Fishing Through Midlife Heaven” to seven different fly fishing clubs.  I’ve done this tour twice in the past and it’s a fun one.  Not only meeting up with the club folks that I’ve gotten to know over the years but also because Granny comes along and we fish and make a mini vacation out of this.


blog-oct-11-2016-2-jeff-currier-fishingFirst stop was tonight to speak to Santa Barbara Flyfishers.   Getting to Santa Barbara meant driving along about 30 miles of coastline.  I can’t pass that much water without a cast so we stopped at Ventura Beach and I rigged my 91/2’ Winston and SA’s 300-grain Sonar.  It was a few years ago that I got into the shovelnose sharks but unfortunately not today.


blog-oct-11-2016-3-flyfishing-santa-barbaraThe water seemed warm and should’ve at least produced a surf perch but didn’t.  After we settled into our hotel in Santa Barbara I walked out on the public dock for a few more cast before meeting to speak to the club.  This was a good move as I landed a tiny halibut to avoid the skunk for the day.


blog-oct-11-2016-4-flyfishing-for-halibutThere’s a lot of good fly water in this world that people don’t fish because they only want trout.  I’ll take a halibut on the fly any day and later this week I aim to catch a few more fun specie as well.


We’re about to call it a day and a successful one at that.  My gig to Santa Barbara Fly Fishers was a blast and even better, the Cubs won tonight in spectacular fashion!  PUMPED!


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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!