Dry Fly Redemption!

by | Jul 6, 2020 | Rizzo River

Rizzo-RiverI’m not a big fan of getting skunked when fishing.  And that’s exactly what happened during the short outing on the Teton River yesterday.  So today I grabbed my friends Steve and Lisa Berry and floated them through the dry fly section of the Rizzo River.  It was time for a little redemption!


Steve-BerryThe water hardly moves on the Rizzo.  The big rainbows and cutthroats have everything going their way.  Make a bad cast.  Fish too heavy a tippet.  Or try to feed them the wrong fly and you have no chance because they can see your every move so well.  But I know this and Steve can cast.


IdahoPatience was the virtue.  I eased us down the river at about .03 mph (loving my new Strava App) hunting fish and casting only to the ones rising.  I helped Steve perfect the cast and drag the fly in too the fishes feeding lane technique.  Needless to say, we put the kibosh on a bunch of nice fish.


Jeff-Currier-Steve-BerryTomorrow will be a work day.  It’s time to focus on editing photos and updating some of my PowerPoint shows with hopes that I can travel and deliver a few presentations this winter.  I also aim to push my sharpies on a few boxes and a guitar for customers.  And finish up the ice age brown trout painting I started 40 days ago.  Last but not least, I’ll pack for the Henry’s Fork.  Granny and I will walk Steve and Lisa into the Ranch on Tuesday.


flyfish-argentinaAnd one more item of interest.  On Wednesday night July 8 at 5 PM MST, I’ll be a guest on a live Instagram Interview with my good Argentine friend, Jorge Trucco.  Jorge is owner of Patagonia Outfitters and Argentina Outfitters.  This should be fun!  Access through my IG page.


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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!