Henry’s Fork – Opening Day of the Ranch 2013

by | Jun 17, 2013 | Uncategorized | 1 comment


June 14 & 15


Opening days are becoming a thing of the past.  With catch and release, many fishing areas worldwide have switched to year round fishing.  There’s no doubt its nice to fish whenever you want, but I miss an old fashion opening day.


blog-June-15-2013-2-Opening-day-on-the-RanchOpening days create a lot of excitement for me.  When I was a kid I couldn’t sleep the night before trout season.  I couldn’t wait till daylight. These days, sure I love to get on the water, but openers are indeed crowded.  For me it’s more about seeing old friends.  Fortunately one of the best opening days in fly fishing has no threats of departing, the Harriman Ranch on the Henrys Fork.


blog-June-14-2013-3-Henry's-Fork-Ranch-OpenerThe Ranch always opens on June 15th.  I zipped up to the Fork on Friday afternoon (the 14th).  I came close to wadering up upon arrival.  There were plenty of hefty rainbows rising at Last Chance above the log jam.  But instead visits with old friends built up momentum.  We had an outstanding parking lot party that lasted till sunset.  This included plenty of drinking, eating and spreading the ashes of one of our longtime Henry’s Fork fellow anglers.  What a memorable evening that ended around 1 AM at the Trout Hunter.


blog-June-15-2013-4-Green-Drake-mayflyDespite the late evening I was up at the crack of dawn.  After a badly needed greasy breakfast I joined the troops for a morning on the Ranch.  For the first time in weeks it was hot, sunny and there wasn’t an ounce of wind.  The PMD’s hatched heavily along with a scattering of caddis and a green drake or two.  The Henry’s Fork is full of 14 to 16 inch rainbows this year.  Fishing was fantastic!


blog-June-14-2013-5-Jeff-Currier-7-JBGranny and I will head back to the Fork Monday evening for yet another party with friends then fish Tuesday.  Then home Tuesday night to get the boat ready for the annual Bass on a Fly Tournament on Wednesday.  Hope to see some of you out this week!


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

1 Comment

  1. Erik Moncada

    It kills me that I am going to miss the marathon.


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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!