Fly Fishing the South Fork

by | Aug 29, 2013 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

blog-Aug-29-2013-1-Fly-Fishing-the-South-Fork-of-IdahoI threw down a third fishing day in a row today.  Yes, indeed Granny and I got home late last night from our Wyoming adventure but Gary Eckman booked him and me a One Fly practice day on the South Fork with guide and long time friend Zach Peyton.  A chance to sit in the back of the boat and not have to row a stroke all day – you don’t miss those for anything!


blog-Aug-29-2013-2-Fly-Fishing-in-IdahoFishing was far better than last week.  You may remember Gary and I caught some fish Friday but very few and all of them came from one side channel.  It was tough.  The slow day threw some fear into us for the One Fly.  But today we caught fish steadily and on a wide variety of flies ranging from streamers to big dries.


blog-Aug-29-2013-3-Gary-EckmanThe improved fishing on the South Fork comes from several things.  First of all Zach guides the river everyday and has for many years.  Even when fishing is tough he has a few pets and places that always have a hungry trout.  Also, the fishing pressure on the South Fork has dropped dramatically the last couple weeks.  Word got out as to how tough the fishing has been so most anglers have migrated to the Snake River around Jackson, Wyoming.  Last, nights have cooled significantly.  Cool nights lead to cooler water, thicker hatches and all-round better fishing.


It’s back to the office this weekend.  I’ll be writing and painting and enjoying some baseball.  Yea, the Cubs are long out but there are some extremely interesting races out there.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

1 Comment

  1. Erik Moncada

    Now Jeff! If you take a picture of the fish, won’t other people know it’s a fish, and want to catch it? 😉

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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!