A Fly Fishing for Bass Day to Remember

by | Jun 22, 2014 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

blog-June-22-2014-1-jeff-currier-smallmouth-bass-fishingWe’ve yet to have decent bass fishing this trip.  Sure we’ve picked up a few, but not like I’m used to here in my old stomping grounds on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  This morning it looked as though this trend was to continue.  Again the wind was blowing at 5 AM making it difficult to get to my favorite smallmouth bass grounds in the canoe.  Granny and I tried but we were forced back near camp to the sheltered Goodhue and Hawkins Boatyard area.


blog-June-22-2014-2-flyfishing-for-smallmouth-on-lake-winnipesaukeeAt 7 Granny gave up and I figured I would also.  When we got to camp my sister Becky was there getting ready to fish from shore.  She suggested the wind was dying and talked me into going back out for another look.


blog-June-22-2014-4-jeff-currier-flyfishing-for-smalliesBecky was right and I finally got into the spot I’ve wanted to fish all week.  The wind was down to a light breeze.  This is perfect because the slight chop hides the fly line on the water and the breeze blows the canoe along at the ideal speed so that you can cast rather than continuously paddle.  On my second cast this spectacular smallie sipped my popper like a Henry’s Fork rainbow sips a Pale Morning Dun.


blog-June-22-2014-3-flyfishing-for-smallmouth-bassI felt the magic when I released that first smallie.  Off he went from one side of the canoe and I launched my popper back out the other side.  Immediately another sizeable smallie sipped my popper and I landed him also.


blog-June-22-2014-6a-flyfishing-for-bassIn two hours I landed an amazing nine 14” to 18” smallies.  Every fish came on the popper and they all sipped the fly in memorable fashion.  I love nothing more than seeing their ghostly figure materialize beneath my popper between pops.  The experience is like no other.  Unfortunately Becky got blanked.  I guess she needs to read up on my smallmouth bass tactics on my website!


blog-June-22-2014-6-flyfishing-in-new-hampshireLate afternoon brother in law Don and I loaded the canoe up in dads F250 and drove to a small lily pad covered lake.  I wanted a change of scenery from the big lake and Back Bay.  Don and I caught another thirty bass  – a nice mix between smallmouth and largemouth. The largemouth below was the biggest, but every fish came on poppers.

blog-June-22-2014-7-jeff-currier-flyfishing-for-largemouth-bassToday was that one you hope for on every week long fishing trip.  The day where the weather cooperates and the fish are hungry.  I’ve fly fished for bass all my life and this was one of the best!


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

1 Comment

  1. Mark Murray

    Hey Jeff! Great to see Donald out fishing(with his TF cap on)! This looks like so much fun! Plus the little pink Ross fly kits, how cool is that?!!

    Keep well


    Mark M


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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!