Its Rarely Only About the Fishing

by | Jun 20, 2022 | fishing | 2 comments

Shannon-McCormickIt was an enjoyable day with our friend Shannon McCormick and his family at their cottage in Wisconsin.  Shannon and I used to fish the Henry’s Fork together back in the 80’s.  I hadn’t seen him in at least five years.  He moved away from the Yellowstone Country a while back but like with all friends, we keep in touch.  He’s up doing his annual WI visit and he tracked us down.


flyfishingWe casted 9-weights and big flies for musky on his lake but todays scorching 96° temperature shut down not only the musky, but about every living thing in Wisconsin.  After a couple hours of unsuccessful casting and rowing we settled to a shady corner of his property and enjoyed a few icy cold ones, burgers and brats.


musky-fishingIt’s rarely only about the fishing these days.  Unless it’s some exotic difficult species many miles from home, I just want to get out and have a great time.  Though the heat knocked us down and the fish didn’t cooperate, it was a magnificent last day of spring.  Granny and I will kick off the summer tomorrow with a few casts on our drive back home.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Matthew Norton

    “It’s rarely only about the fishing these days.”
    Probably what makes you such a good fisherman.

  2. Jeff

    Keeps me calm and helps me think every tricky scenario out clearly without any pressure to “need” to catch a fish.

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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!