Guides Party on Henry’s Lake

by | Oct 25, 2019 | Henrys Lake

Henrys-LakeIt was a long day.  After my gig at Simms last night I settled into the Element Hotel in Bozeman.  This morning I got up and drove the four hours back to Victor, ID to get Granny to her Physical Therapy session in Driggs.  Once that was done I packed my lake fishing gear and drove halfway back up to Bozeman to Henry’s Lake to meet my friends from Grand Teton Fly Fishing for their end of the year guide party.

 

Yellowstone-CutthroatWhen I pulled in near the boat ramp at 5 PM I could see the guys out there casting from their drift boats.  They had been fishing all day and caught a number of Yellowstone cutthroatsScott Smith, the host of this event, and top guide Josh Gallivan, spotted me and came right over.  I hopped in the boat and fished the last hour of the day.

 

Grand-Teton-Fly-FishingIt was a beautiful evening.  It was cold but calm and very nice to toss my 6-weight Air with my Stillwater line and a pair of leeches.  Josh pulled in one cutty of about 14” but that was it between the three of us.  We rapped it up at dark and headed into the house Scott rented for the eight of us fishing this weekend.

 

flyfishing-lakesA big part of this event is hanging out.  Everyone works so hard during the guide season we hardly spend time together.  We made a massive dinner and enjoyed good beer and wine.  We watched the World Series.  Now it’s time for me to catch up on sleep.  The guys are still up so I’m heading for the peace and quiet of the back of my Explorer.  Can’t wait to hit the lake in the morning!

 

fly-box-artLet’s not forget to put a little “Currier Art” under the Christmas tree this year.  One of the top gifts past years are my custom Cliff Fly Boxes.  Please Contact me for your orders soon.  Late November I head for the saltwater and because I’m not back until December 20th it will be too late to order.  Also, don’t forget my coffee mugs, beer steins, shirts, hoodies and decals!

 

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!

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