Fly Fishing for Sunfish in Back Bay

by | Jun 5, 2015 | Uncategorized

blog-June-5-2015-1-wolfeboro-nhI don’t mean to brag but I have fished so much the last two months it shocks even me!  Since April I’ve hardly stopped.  This week alone I’ve been up at 5 AM every day.  Well, today I hit the wall.  When the sun came up I sat up, looked and then went back to sleep.  I believe my sleepy time outside on the camps screen porch may be as enjoyable as fishing itself.


blog-June-5-2015-2-granny-currier-wolfeboro-nhNo one was happier with my decision than Granny.  She too has fished more than any normal human the last two months.  Indeed she loves it but she’s not a psycho like me or many of my readers.  We enjoyed some coffee on the porch swing and a nice breakfast on the dock.  Then I took a nap and Granny did some reading.


blog-June-5-2015-3-flyfishing-for-bluegillGranny and I went the entire day without fishing until dinner plans with my family were made.  They were for dinner in downtown Wolfeboro at Nolan’s Restaurant.  Granny and I thought a little “buzz” with dinner sounded fun but with that in mind we weren’t about to drive.  Instead we paddled the canoe downtown and before dinner I guided Granny for an hour exclusively for bluegill and pumpkinseed sunfish in Back Bay.  We had a blast!


All I can say is that if you’re one of those MANY anglers that have a bluegill pond nearby that you never fish – go fish it.  Despite all incredible fishing I get to see in the world, there’s nothing like a pleasant summer evening of chasing bluegill and pumpkinseeds with the 4-weight.


blog-June-5-2015-4-flyfishing-bluegillGranny and I survived our paddle home tonight.  We had everything going on that we shouldn’t have.  We were smashed and it was dark as hell.  But sometimes you need to twist the rules to keep things interesting.  And because of our late night canoe trip we were able to enjoy the eerie sound of a few loons and one of my favorites, the crazy call of some nearby barred owls.


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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!