Good Fishing Times in Italy

by | Jul 15, 2022 | fly fishing team USA | 2 comments

Team-USAWe had a full team practice today.  We split up a little only because in Italy they don’t allow more than three anglers on a piece of water at the same time but for the most part we hung together.  Pete and I watched a lot to give the new arrival teammates more time to practice.  Stefano continued his superb guidance that he’s been offering all week.

 

Sarca-RiverThe fishing was ok at best for most of us.  That’s because it’s hot.  Like 95° hot!  Bret however, our teammate that took home the individual bronze last year, did well.  I watched him fish a bunch today and I think he’s a better European nymph angler than any of the Euros.  He’s truly awesome to watch as he hoovers fish from every pool.

 

flyfishing-ItalyThere were no amazing fish caught today but numerous handsome little native browns.  I love these little fish.  Its funny how in the US West, browns of this size hardly get a look.  In Europe they are a prize because they are so hard to catch.

 

World-ChampsJerry treated us to a wonderful riverside lunch today and tonight its good food and he ordered up some heavy bodied Italian red.  Life is good.  Hopefully we’ll carry these good times right through the competition next week.  I have a hunch!

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

2 Comments

  1. Lance Tomar

    Boy, I see Jerry continues to make you guys suffer with old sea rations food.. lol If Jerry wants to adopt a 57 yrs old aging fisherman I know a real nice one! Very cool experience!

  2. Jeff

    Ha! lance that’s funny for sure! Spots for the team are always available for try out. But it will be hard replacing this team. You may have to wait for voluntary retirements.

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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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