Full Team Czech Nymphing Practice

by | Oct 2, 2021 | Czech Nymphing

Jeff-Currier-flyfishingIts getting to the point where I have no time to write the blog each day for this trip here in the Czech Republic for the World Masters Fly Fishing Championships – at least not in full detail.  Our schedule is sun up to sun down and more and I need to be somewhat rested before the competition starts in four days.  So today you get the short short short version.


Team-USAThe rest of Team USA arrived last night, Pete Erickson, Mike Sexton and Brett Bishop.  Today David Chlumsky taught them his ways of Czech nymphing the Morava River.  Jerry and I have been fishing with his method all week.  Its not entirely new to any of us but when you’re here, it’s the real deal.  You can’t practice enough!


flyfishing-CzechThe guys did well as expected.  We fished the Sector 3 of the Morava River (the lower) practice water which will be the most challenging part of the competition.


barbel-fishWe caught plenty of fish.  I nymphed up the big European chub leading off todays blog.  Brett caught the coolest fish.  This is a species of barbel.  They are sort of the “sucker type fish” of Europe and there are many species.  I’m not sure which this is but I’ll look it up when I get home.  In the meantime if anyone wants to look it up for me that would be great!


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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!