First Fly Fishing Show in the Books

by | Jan 12, 2016 | Uncategorized

blog-Jan-12-2016-1-interstate-80It was a wearisome drive from Victor to the Denver Fly Fishing Show 2016. On dry roads the car ride takes 7 hours but this year took 10 and will go as one of the longest in years.  Wildlife, snow, slush, mud and a turned over Fed X truck made the travel tediously slow going and painful to deal with.


Naturally the one place we experienced dry roads I got busted for speeding doing 81 mph in a 65.  I was caught while passing a three-trailer gas truck that was dousing us with gravel in its wake.  It was simply bad luck on our part and the officer that popped up a mile away would have done the same thing if he was driving his own car behind such a disaster.  But the officers of Sublette County are well known for being unforgiving.


blog-Jan-12-2016-3-jeff-currier-fish-artOnce we settled in Denver the stress eased.  Our hotel is attached to the show and only a five minute walk between them.  During the three day show most my Colorado friends stopped by to say hi and as usual I made a few new ones.  I did plenty of art when I had time.  I did my sharpie art on two computers – a new canvas for me.  This is one of a golden dorado for my South American friends of Untamed Angling.


I’m happy to say all my updated and new PowerPoint Shows were well attended and received great reviews.  I also had fun entertaining on the casting ponds with demonstrations from the basics to the double haul.  I’m relieved the stress of getting ready for show season is now behind me.


blog-Jan-12-2016-2-bighorn-sheepThe first show of the year is always the hardest but brush aside the thankless drive from Victor to Denver, Fly Fishing Show Denver 2016 was a huge success.  Next up is Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin for Southern Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimiteds winter get together, Icebreaker.  I’ll be presenting “Four Seasons of the Yellowstone Trout Bum” and “Trout Bumming the World”.  This will be a fun filled event on my many old stomping grounds.


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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!