Catching more than Fish in Back Bay NH

by | May 30, 2015 | Uncategorized

blog-May-30-2015-1-flyfishing-I heard more than birds at 4:45 AM this morning from my sleeping spot on the porch here in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  This morning I had two nieces trying to wake me with subtle noises as not to be so obvious.  Montana and her cousin Sierra were dying to get the day going at the crack of daylight.  Sierra had gymnastics and a softball game today so she wasn’t going fishing but up just sharing the excitement.  I couldn’t believe how early it was.


blog-May-30-2015-2-back-bay-wolfeboro-nhI put tired aside and got up.  Montana made my coffee.  Sierra helped put my sleeping bag away and carried my stuff down to the canoe.  Then Montana woke up her sister Sammy because she missed out on yesterday and soon Sierra was pushing Montana, Sammy and I off on our paddle to Back Bay.  Sierra was very sad she couldn’t go but I’ll get her out later this week.


blog-May-30-2015-3-sammy-currier-flyfishingWhen I got to Back Bay both girls wanted to fish bad and tried to do so at the same time.  In seconds two pink Ross Rod Outfits were tangled and I put the kibosh on two fishing at a time.  Each got fifteen minute sessions that I carefully monitored while the one not fishing kept asking what time it was.


blog-May-30-2015-4-montana-currier-nhWhile fishing for bluegill, pumpkinseeds and rock bass was excellent, it was the catching of critters that was best.  This bullfrog was undoubtedly the highlight for the girls.


For me, it was this painted turtle that I dove out of the canoe into nasty mud to catch.  I haven’t done that in a few years.


blog-May-30-2015-5-painted-turtleToday was it for Montana and Sammy as they head home in the morning.  There’s some bad weather in the forecast for the next few days but I’ll try to get out with my cousin Jon tomorrow.  Granny and I have another whole week of warmwater fishing here in New Hampshire.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing



  1. Sierra's Turn - Fly Fishing with Kids - Jeff Currier - […] broke my heart last Saturday morning when Sierra pushed the canoe off with me and her cousins Montana and…

Welcome to the Blog of Jeff Currier!

Contact Jeff

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!