Dad is Back

by | Sep 18, 2013 | Uncategorized | 5 comments

blog-Sept-18-2013-1-YellowstoneIn 2012 my Dad’s Parkinson’s was so bad he could barely function.  Life was so awful that he decided to receive a type of brain surgery that might relieve the symptoms.  Despite the dangers of brain surgery, to Dad and our family it was worth a shot.


Dad had the surgery on August 22, 2012.  I flew back to New Hampshire to be with him for the surgery.  Believe it or not, the surgeon said he’d be out of the hospital in two days and hopefully enjoying the success of the surgery in a couple weeks.  Unfortunately that wasn’t the case.  Dad didn’t get released from the hospital for nearly three weeks and instead of going home he was sent directly to a nursing home.  A long story short, Dad didn’t return home until late October.


Dad wasn’t well for months, but to our family’s relief, Dad finally recovered and remarkably his Parkinson’s symptoms were far less torturing than before the surgery.  Three months of hell paid off.  In fact, the surgery paid off so well that Mom and Dad are out visiting Granny and I here in Idaho.


blog-Sept-18-2013-2-Silver-Gate-MontanaAlthough Dad didn’t give fishing a crack these past days, we had a wonderful time cruising through Yellowstone.  The weather was a horror that included the first mountain snow of the fall, but it was just fantastic to have Mom and Dad back out Yellowstone.  Being in Yellowstone is Dads favorite thing.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Dan

    Awesome Jeff ! Glad to see your dad back at it. Ho

  2. Dan

    Hopefully you didn’t subject him to any cubs on the xm. 2015 can’t get here soon enough

  3. Jeff

    Dan, I’m thinking longer than that unfortunately!

  4. Erik Moncada

    That is fantastic news!

  5. Howie

    Happy to hear that! Have fun!

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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!