Granny Out for the Season

by | Aug 16, 2019 | fly fishing fitness | 9 comments

Granny CurrierGranny and I haven’t done a ton of fishing this summer and I’ve mentioned a few times she’s been suffering from a shoulder injury.  Just to refresh everyone, on May 17 while in Baja Granny took a fall hopping a fence on the way back to our campsite.  The fall was from about 6-feet up and she landed on her right shoulder.  It looked awful to me and she was in serious pain but refused to go to a hospital in Mexico and refused to shorten our trip.  Instead she sucked down heaps of Advil and spectated while I fished the last few days.


Despite a ton of pain when we got home she insisted it was bruise and that it would heal.  She was doing anything to avoid the cost of X-Ray and MRI.  After two months the pain continued and she couldn’t move her arm properly to lift weights, ride her bike, cast and etc.  She finally broke down and got checked out on July 25th.


The MRI determined she has a complete tear of her supraspinatus tendon and a labrum tear.  This won’t heal on its own and unfortunately because she waited so long it’s going to be an ordeal to fix.  There’s no rush now so she’s opted to finish out the summer and is scheduled for full on shoulder surgery on September 24th.


Neither of us has ever had a major surgery and we understand shoulder surgery is one of the worst.  After her surgery she cannot move her shoulder for 4-6 weeks and is expected to sleep sitting up in a chair!  It’s going to be horrible for her.  I’m a terrible cook and haven’t spent 4-6 weeks in one place in years.  Sounds like the Cubs better make the playoffs!


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Janethac

    Poor darling Grannie. Please look after yourself !!

  2. Gary Boyer

    Sorry to hear about how bad that shoulder is. We need to install a coded gate at camp for you late nighters

  3. Vernon Scharp

    Hang tough, Granny! Keep the faith!

  4. Bill Sherudan

    Very sorry…prayers for your speedy recovery.

  5. Chuck

    Get a lazy boy. After both shoulders being overhauled, ice climbing , it is the way to sleep for next 6 weeks!!!

  6. Lance

    Shoulder surgery suck but she lives with you so I know she’s tough!! The pain pump is good for the days it lasts then its ice, weak drugs and pain… look into the Polar Products Active Ice® 3.0 Shoulder Cold Therapy System or something similar..or some soft gel ice packs.. it helps! It’s payback time my friend.. time to take care of her for awhile. Hoping it is a very successful surgery and a smooth recovery.

  7. Tad Einloth

    Granny – we hope the procedure goes well.

    Our prayers are with you.

    Tad & Sharon

  8. Brian I

    Sorry to hear that, I wish her the speediest of recoveries when the time comes!

  9. Jeff

    Thanks everyone for your concern and tips on the speedy recovery. It will certainly be an adventure but Granny will be fishing before we know 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!