Ice Fishing at Chippewa Retreat

by | Feb 6, 2014 | Uncategorized

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe temperature was 17 below zero in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this morning.  Cold enough that our A319 Airbus couldn’t get its engines started.  We had to sit on the tarmac for 30 minutes while mechanics applied extra heat.  Finally we made it to Salt Lake City where we continued on to Minneapolis and then into Wausau, Wisconsin.


I’m presently based out of Northern Wisconsin at Chippewa Retreat in Manitowish Waters.  Tomorrow we start two days of ice fishing.  My love for ice fishing surprises my newer friends.  But the truth is I’ve been doing it since I was a kid and in my twenties and thirties I was hardcore.  In fact, the real charm about being up here in Northern Wisconsin is that these are my old stomping grounds.  I am a Northland College grad and ice fished these frozen lakes at least three days a week all winter long back in the mid 80’s.


Thanks for those who tuned in to Fly Fish Internet Radio last night.  I had a great time and hope everyone enjoyed the show.


Stay tuned for the Manitowish Waters ice fishing report!


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!