Colombia Bound

by | May 14, 2024 | fly fishing Colombia

fly-fishingAs much as I hate to leave home during the gorgeous month of May, I’m on my way to Colombia and I am stoked.  To be more specific, I’m headed to Darien Lodge which is in the Darien Gap on the Pacific Ocean side of Colombia.  The lodge is not far from the border of Panama where back in 1993 Granny and I fished Piñas Bay.

 

 

flyfishingThis is my first time setting foot in Colombia and it will be either my 64th or 65th country that I’ve fished in.  The reason I’m here is I got the invite from buddy Ben Furimsky, President/CEO of The Fly Fishing Show.  Ben put together a small group of friends and he got me in touch with the Lodge and I worked out a deal which in return I’ll be delivering my usual day by day accounts on my blog.

 

flyfishingI left my house at 1:50 AM this morning and caught the 5:29 flight out of Duluth, MN to Minneapolis.  Next it’s to Miami.  Then to Medellin, Colombia.  If all flights go well I land in Medellin at 9:16 PM and I’ll be able to say I woke up in my own bed and went to sleep in Colombia in the same day.  Incredible when you think about it.

 

I’ve had so many bad weather flight experiences in my years of travel I’m going a day early as is Ben.  This not only assures getting to Colombia on time for our charter flight on Thursday but also gives us a day to explore Medellin.  I don’t know much about this South American city but it will be a new experience and new experience is what drives this maniac fly fisher!

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

0 Comments

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!

Archives

Sponsors