Fly Fishing with My Teenager Niece

by | May 26, 2017 | Uncategorized

Granny and I had no interest in having kids but we like borrowing.  For years I’ve been taking my nieces fishing.  They’ve made annual appearances on the blog and it’s been cool watching them grow up.  This year the oldest, Sammy, is 15 and soon to become 16.  My brother arrived at camp here in Wolfeboro, NH last night with Sammy for the Memorial Weekend and tonight I took her fishing.  I’m not sure she was 100% on board for this Uncle Jeff adventure in the drizzle and cold!

 

But Sammy was a sport.  She and I paddled to Back Bay and rousted up a few nice sunfish.  They were far and few between with the cold temps but twitching a small size Chernobyl ant still put a move on a few of them.

 

Most of the fish we caught were bluegill like this one here.  Not bad fish at all.  Mixed in we got some pumpkinseed sunfish and a few rock bass as well.  Sammy and I warmed up at dark at the Wolf Trap fish restaurant then paddled home in the dark.  Probably not the safest move but worth every bit because the loons and peeper frogs sang us all the way home.

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

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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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