Hunt for Gold Begins but not the Usual Gold

by | Apr 8, 2024 | fly fishing for golden mahseer | 1 comment

golden-mahseer

photo by Jim Klug Yellow Dog FF

I’m chilling out here at the Delta Lounge in Minneapolis on a long but relaxing layover before on to Seoul, Korea then to Bangkok for a couple days.  Soon Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures founder Jim Klug and master cinemaphotographer Chris Patterson will be here too.  Thursday morning we’ll continue on to the Himalayan mountains of Bhutan to chase gold.  But this isn’t the gold like I took home from Italy summer of 2022, this is a gold nugget of a fish.  Hunt for the golden mahseer (Tor putitora) starts now!

 

This is my fifth trip to the Himalayan waters.  Hard to believe.  Really hard to believe.  My first was in 2002 for three months with Granny through Nepal and India.  Next was 2008 when I had my close call with the tiger.  In 2013 Jim, Chris and I filmed a segment for Waypoints.  My last trip was working with the WWF in Bhutan in 2014.  Click on these later two and you’ll see the amazing day by day accounts from these trips.

 

Our host is Bryant Dunn and his Himalayan Flyfishing Adventures staff.  I’ve known Bryant for years but this will be the first time we’ve fished together.  The trip should be amazing.  I love the Himalayan mountains, the people and of course the fish themselves!

 

I may report over the next couple days but once we hit Bhutan the internet will vanish.  I’ll be writing my blogs daily regardless and once I hit civilization again the blogs and photos will load.  Fasten those seatbelts!

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

1 Comment

  1. Howie

    I can’t wait to read the day by day. The tiger story was absolutely riveting. Good luck on the mahseer!

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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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