Fly Fishing Maniac in the Making

by | Jun 26, 2020 | fly fishing with kids | 2 comments

smallmouth-bassI’d be lying if I said I wasn’t proud that my nephew Eli’s middle name is after me.  No doubt that’s respect.  But even better is the fact that this kid is a fishing freak-a-zoid.  He started off today with his first ever smallmouth bass on the fly.

 

Like my three nieces that I’ve been teaching to fly fish since they were about five years old, Eli’s been by my side many times as well.  He’s my sisters kid and they live right here in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  There’s a zillion things he could doing but at least 90% of the time he’s waving his 5-weight around torturing the shoreline rock bass and smaller sunfish in front of our cottage.

 

redbreast-sunfishToday I borrowed mom’s car and Eli and I ventured out to several park and walk places to fish from Mirror Lake to 9-Mile on Lake Winnipesaukee.  He’s a madman for colorful sunfish like pumpkinseeds, bluegill and redbreast.  So that’s what we chased all afternoon!

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

2 Comments

  1. Dan Yeast

    Man that’s awesome! I’ve fished all over (not like you, lol) and bluegill to this day are still my favorite. I don’t fish for them often enough. Glad to see the big guy likes them!

  2. Jeff

    Dan you need to go exercise your neighborhood gills! I’m bummed that I’m down to my last few days.

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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!

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