From Great Falls MT to Canada

by | Mar 22, 2024 | fly fishing presentations

flyfishing-presentationsThe final whirlwind of my 2024 speaking tour is off to a good start.  I kicked it in to gear in Great Falls, MT last night for Missouri River Flyfishers delivering “Trout Bumming the Lakes of Yellowstone”.  This was at least my third time speaking to the club – maybe the fourth.  In any case, it was an excellent crowd and I had a blast.  Thanks very much to all that came to the fun event.


flyfishing-speakerThis morning was a casual one.  I stayed at the hotel owned by friend Mike Bushly, founder of Trout Montana Fly Shop in Cascade, MT.  The area is getting crunched by a spring snowstorm.  I got up early and filled my Yeti with coffee from Homestead and then wandered down to the Missouri River town bridge.  I was chilly but beautiful.  The birds were active and I caught sounds of a few of my old “western” favorites like the western meadowlarks and magpies.


Chinook-Waters-flyfishingAfter scoring a nice breakfast with Mike, we picked up a few of his friends and drove north to Lethbridge, Canada.  This is about a four hour drive.  Surprisingly the roads weren’t too bad.


fly-fishing-speakersThe Lethbridge fly fishing club, Chinook Waters, began their annual banquet and fundraiser weekend tonight with a bang.  This is a small show but excellent.  I’m their speaker and this will be at least my 4th time doing this event.  I presented, “So You Want to be a World Traveler” then they fired up the IF4 movie and I enjoyed a few beers with my Canadian friends.


flyfishingTomorrow it’s a full on show day.  I give my talks, “Streamer Tricks for More and Larger Trout” and “Introduction to Saltwater Fly Fishing”.  In between I’m decorating a Yeti Cooler with a trout and they will auction it off live.  Hopefully my custom art generates some excellent funds!


That’s all for now.  Keep on trucking!

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!