Headed for Arapaima in Guyana

by | Oct 30, 2014 | Uncategorized | 3 comments

blog-Oct-30-2014-flyfishing-in-guyana2014 has been a heck of a travel year – five new countries on five different continents.  This morning I’m headed for Miami where I’ll catch up with good friend and fellow Victor resident Tim Brune.  Tim is flying in from a permit trip down in Mexico.  We’ll sleep there tonight then tomorrow continue on to the small South American country of Guyana.

 

Guyana is one of the countries up top of South America and you’ll see its southern portion dips deep into the rainforest.  As the crow flies, the area we’ll be fishing is close to where I fish in the Brazilian Amazon.  But here one of the largest freshwater fish in the world, the arapaima, is abundant.  And you guessed it, Tim and I will be doing our best to land a few on the fly.

 

The 12-weight Winston’s and several Ross and Abel’s are ready to hang on for dear life.  Each rig has a Scientific Angler line with an 80lb core – custom made just for my trip.  Thanks guys!

 

Stay tuned for what I hope will be an amazing blog!

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

3 Comments

  1. LQN

    Enjoy, lots of neat fish to catch in addition to arapaima. We were trying to figure out how to fool arowanas, beautiful silver prehistoric looking fish, when I was there in march. A five or six weight and maybe terrestrial or small nymphs/streamers would have worked. Got a couple on some of striper streamers. Good luck and enjoy the beautiful and untouched jungle!

  2. Jeff

    LQN

    I love arowana fishing. I always pack my 6-weight and a box of my biggest Chernobyls that used to work in Jackson. That being said, I hear the ones in Guyana are much bigger than the ones I catch in Brazil. So I packed my 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and the 3 12’s. All fish are in trouble. Let’s see how the weather treats us. Leaving Miami here shortly!

  3. Charley

    Awesome Jeff!!

    That place has been on the bucket list for a while. Good luck and have a great time.

    Charley

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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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