Itching an Urge to Trout Fish Near Home

by | Jun 26, 2023 | Wisconsin Trout fishing | 2 comments


I had a lot of work to catch up on over the weekend and by around 8 PM last night I was 99% done.  This morning I woke up incredibly early – 4:22 AM early to be exact – and I got up and enjoyed the birds while inventing things to do.  I worked on my species list on my website.  I edited some photos and organized my fishing gear.  While in my trout tackle I got an urge to go trout fish for a couple hours.


What truly triggered the trout fishing longing was that it was cool today and raining.  In fact when I made the decision to go it was 58° and drizzling.  Things couldn’t be more perfect and 30 minutes later I was on one of my neighborhood waters ten miles from town.  Of course skies began to clear up!



I wont dwell because Granny and I are organizing a fishing plan for tomorrow but I caught four small browns and a chub.  All the fish were on a size 12 Parachute Adams.  Good stuff!


trout-streamOne funny thing happened I’ll share.  I was sneaking a cast up around this grass.  As you can see it looks great for a brown trout.  I ended up hooking the grass.  I didn’t want to spook the pool so I broke my fly off.  When the tippet broke my fly fell in the water and in less than a second about a 15” brown came up and ate it.  I got a new Parachute on as quick as possible and first cast he ate it and I missed him.  Some tricky trout are not meant to be!


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Howie

    The “rod in hand” picture is awesome! A Currier Original!

  2. Jeff

    Got to take some odd ones when by yourself!

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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!