The Fall Equinox Storm Arrives Early

by | Sep 21, 2017 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

We’ve had eight days of colder than normal September temperatures with a solid dose of precipitation mixed of rain and snow.  I refer to it as the fall Equinox storm.  It’s a good thing for Idaho.  You can never get too much moisture.  Bad weather also gives me a window to catch up on my office work.


Office work for me ranges from organizing my 2018 speaking tour (travel logistics and scheduling is a challenge), catching up on writing projects and also doing what I enjoy most, painting fish.  After the day on the Yellowstone River I was inspired to paint this rising Yellowstone cutthroat.  This is a 7” x 9” watercolor with pen and ink that I’ve already taken to the framer.  Unless it sells beforehand, it will be some nice decoration for my booth when the 2018 show season kicks off.


I also completed a larger painting (14” x 20”) of a Snake River Cutthroat.  This one is a commissioned piece for angler Ted Jablonski of California.  Ted placed his order in July right after he caught it on his visit out this way.  I don’t paint much in summer so I promised it to him by October.  Thanks goodness for this bad weather!


Our weather is forecasted to be crappy through the week.  I have plenty more to do so no problem with me.  I won’t be fishing much next week either however because Granny and I have massive plans.


On Wrigley Field 2006!

As most of you know, I am a die-hard Chicago Cub fan.  This season has been stressful but the last two weeks have been fantastic to watch.  The Cubs are hanging in there.  Granny and I are heading to Busch Stadium in St. Louis to catch the Cubs against the Cardinals in an epic battle to make the playoffs.  The last time I went to a game of this caliber was with my dad at Fenway Park in October 1975.  Red Sox pitcher Luis Tiant faced Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer in an epic pitching duel.  The Sox won 2-0 thanks to Carlton Fisk and Rico Petrocelli homeruns.  They went on to the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.  Hands down, that game experience, at such a young age, made me a baseball fan for life!


I love this time of year!


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Janet HaC

    Best part of that story is that you are spending more tim e with beautiful Grannie and we have photo of you both instead of fish !!!!! Xoxoxo

  2. Jeff

    I agree Janet! And by the way, aren’t you glad you’re not here now for this lousy weather???

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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!