Covid Smacks Me Hard

by | Aug 2, 2022 | fly fishing Wisconsin | 3 comments

HaywardI for sure know folks read the blog after the last couple days.  I got quiet since coming home from Italy and I’ve received a few concerned emails.  No need to worry – the blog will go on!


While I knew I wouldn’t run out fishing for a few days after fishing the World’s, I had no idea it would be ten days before the next cast.  But let me tell you, the very day I got home, I became extremely sick.  Terrible aches and pains, high fever, a world champion sore throat and about five other weird symptoms.  On Wednesday evening July 27 I tested positive for Covid.  Luckily I had very little contact with Granny and made a quick move to the backyard and lived in the van since that moment.


flyfishingDesperate to get better fast and not miss too much summer, I talked my doc into prescribing me Paxlovid.  Its controversial antiviral medicine but I finished my last dose yesterday and I’m all better.  I’ll re-test tomorrow and hope for a negative result.  I’ll also hope for no relapse!


In the meantime, yesterday I was 99% better and Granny and I took our drift boat, the Blue Bathtub on its maiden WI voyage.  We hit a lake 12 minutes from the house and it was awesome.  Granny chucked a Neal Pultz bass popper the entire three hours and she caught 3 nice largemouth bass and six or so bluegill in the 6-8” range.  Good stuff and plenty more of these days to come now that I’m recovered.


Neal-PultzIt should be mentioned, that if you backtrack on the blog I’m filling in the days I missed from Italy.  Today I posted July 16 and I’ll continue some brief catch up blogs from the trip.  We are the Champions!


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Tad


    Hope your recovery is 100 percent. I got COVID five weeks ago -lucky that it was mild and I was back on my feet in three days.


  2. Dan

    Glad to see your better. The Rona didn’t agree with me either. I caught it last winter at a Titans game (Titans won) and coughed for a month. Weird stuff. Congrats again on your victory. All the best and have a great end to the summer.

  3. Jeff

    Thanks guys. I’m glad we all feel better! Time to catch lots of fish!

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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!