Friday Carping on Blackfoot Reservoir

by | Aug 3, 2018 | fly fishing for carp | 2 comments

We camped last night on Blackfoot Reservoir so we could get an early start today fly fishing for carpLast Friday the carp fishing was so good we could hardly wait.  But we awoke to high wind, hovering smoke and patchy clouds.  These are horrible conditions for sight-fish fly fishing for carp.


Three of us chasing from around 9 am until 4 pm and we caught only one fish.  A 16lb carp sent up a puff of mud that I could barely make out in the turbid water.  I tossed a very secret “Chuck’s Crayfish” into the disturbance and came out a lucky man.  It only takes one fish like this to make my day!


fly fishing for carpFor those who live near Reno, Nevada, on Friday night August 31 I’ll be delivering my PowerPoint presentation, “Fly Fishing for Carp – A 20lb Fish Near Home” at the Reno Fly Shop.  This is a free event for everyone.  Then on Saturday I’ll be hosting a full day in the field seminar on fly fishing for carp with local guide Mike Anderson.


Get ready for a wild blog week – it’s off to Costa Rica on Monday for blue marlin on the fly!

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Tad Einloth


    Nice Fish!


  2. Jeff

    Fun one for sure Tad! And a lucky one. . . ! Thanks for reading the blog

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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!