Granny Surfs in the Roosterfish

by | Nov 24, 2022 | fly fishing Baja | 3 comments

Granny-CurrierIf you have never fly fished the surf before I’ll tell you this, it can be intimidating.  The waves themselves are stronger than they look.  The force of even a small wave can knock you over.  And when they don’t knock you over on the incoming, sometimes the outgoing wash will take the sand out from under your planted feet and take you with it.  Its bizarre and takes some getting used to.


Granny has hated fly fishing the surf forever.  But when good things are going on she’ll get in there.  She was a beast on the ladyfish last time she was down here in Baja before she blew out her shoulder.  I’ve seen her jack up the pompano in Oman.  But today, we had a racket of small roosterfish around and let’s just say, Granny took care of business!


roosterfishFor me it was a delight to watch.  I’m spoiled.  I don’t need to tell anyone that.  I’ve fished Baja no less than ten times and taken numerous roosters along with other good stuff.  But today, and much of this week for that matter, when Granny wants the rod I’m the one kicking back and watching.


Granny-roosterfishWe had bait in the waves and numerous small roosters driving them to the beach.  Granny is learning to use the stripping basket but until she gets it dialed she’s handicapped on distance.  But these roosters today were literally on the beach.  It was probably our funnest day fishing together this trip.


angler-giftsWe called it a day around 3 PM when the sight fishing factor left us because the sun was in our eyes.  But we were good.  We landed five roosters and the little lady wanted to head out and celebrate.  That we did!

Despite being 2022, internet is sparse in remote parts of Baja.  Furthermore, after a 10-12hr fishing day on the salt, it’s hard to get the blogs out on time.  They will be delayed but they will come in full.  Stay tuned! 

In the meantime, please visit my webstore for “Christmas Gifts for the Angler that has Everything” and stuff those stockings with my fish decals from “Pescador on the Fly”.

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Susan McDowell

    Yeah Granny! I love it. Never fished for roosters and probably won’t. Go girl! Susie mcd

  2. Jeff

    Good stuff watching my lady hammer on a challenging fish like those roosters – thank you! And honesly Susie, I love the way you wrote “probably won’t” Ha! I would put anything past you!

  3. Howie

    Awesome Picture of Granny! She gets it done!!!!

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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!