Challenging Times at the NJ Fly Fishing Show

by | Jan 27, 2020 | fly fishing seminars | 7 comments

fish-artI returned to my mom’s house up in Wolfeboro, NH late last night after a successful Edison New Jersey Fly Fishing Show.  As usual the show was unbelievably busy and I delivered many of my presentations and drew on fly boxes, backpacks, Yeti tumblers and also this ukulele.  It was fantastic to catch up with old friends and meet many new ones

 

Charles-CurrierBehind the scenes however, things weren’t so fun for me.  Back at Christmas, my dad, who’s been in a nursing home and struggling with Parkinson’s and Dementia for several years, took a turn for the worse.  Each day of January he’s been deteriorating to the point where these last two weeks we expected to lose him any day.  I’ve been with him most of the last two weeks but left NH each weekend for the shows.  Yesterday morning with my mom by his side he passed away.  As sad as this is he’s in a much happier place.

 

Dad’s passing made for a long day at the show.  No doubt I could’ve left the show and headed north but its one of those things you don’t want to accept.  I limped through the day and somehow made it through my presentations then drove to NH after.

 

That’s if for now.  Its going to be a tough week up here in NH.

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

7 Comments

  1. Teresa OMalley

    My condolences to you and your family.

  2. Lance

    Sorry Jeff, not good news

    Glad you are there for your mom and she for you.

  3. Kevin Yoshida

    Jeff – my deepest condolences to you and your family. He has a new start in a better place.

  4. Lane

    I’m sorry to hear this, Jeff. May your father rest in peace.

  5. Kevin Garrigan

    Sorry to hear of your loss Jeff. Condolences to you and your family

  6. Steve Waller

    Sorry for your loss Jeff. Glad you can be home with Mom.
    Steve

  7. Tad Einloth

    Our prayers are with you Jeff.

    Tad

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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!

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