Earning Our Way There

by | Mar 20, 2012 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

Hopefully the hardest part of the journey to the Galapagos Islands was the drive across Wyoming yesterday. I crossed the border of Idaho into Wyoming four miles from my house and trudged my way up and over Teton Pass over snow covered roads. Those four inches of snow in Victor added up to over a foot at the higher elevations. Then through Teton Park up towards Moran Junction the Explorer shook like a bumpy flight as I got nailed by high winds and wind blown snow. Needless to say the roads were hard packed ice and I literally had to crawl along. Then there was heavy snow on Toghatee Pass creating less than poor visibility followed by 200 miles of more wind and snow across the high elevation Wyoming desert. It took me six hours to instead of the normal four hours to get from Victor, Idaho to Casper, Wyoming.

I was relieved to get to Sammy’s house and load up in his truck and let him take over the driving the rest of the way to Denver. However, Sammy was so excited to be heading marling fishing that he was little heavy on the pedal. We got pulled over by the State police for doing 83 MPH only about 50 miles from Casper.

We made it to Denver at around 11 last night. We got a reasonable night sleep and are presently flying to Miami where tonight we will catch the flight to Guayaquil, Ecuador. So far today is running incredibly smooth!

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

1 Comment

  1. Erik Moncada

    I can understand Sammy’s need for speed! It bet it will be nice to get out of the snow!

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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!