It’s Time

by | Mar 19, 2012 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Christmas seems like years ago, yet somehow I hardly remember winter. I’ve been ridiculously busy. I’ve hardly fished. My skis never went out. I only ice fished once. No more! Today I get back on track!

In about an hour I’ll be starting a five hour drive to Casper, Wyoming where I’ll meet up with my friend Sammy Vigneri. Backtrack the blog to May and you see me and Sammy fishing in Baja. Sammy’s one of my best friends and we’ve been doing cool fishing trips together for over 25 years. Once I move my stuff into Sammy’s truck we begin what may be our most exciting trip together ever, we are going fly fishing for marlin in the Galapagos.

We won’t arrive in the Galapagos until Thursday morning. We will drive from Casper to Denver tonight. Then tomorrow we fly to Miami then to Guayaquil, Ecuador. We get to Guayaquil at around midnight. Neither of us has ever been to Guayaquil so Wednesday we will spend the day there and check it out – something you should always do when the opportunity exists. Then first thing Thursday morning we take a puddle jumper to San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos Islands.

After we check into our hotel we go straight to the bluewater to try and catch a marlin on the fly. We’ll be fishing with the outfit Ecuagringo S.A. who are respected as the pioneers of Galapagos fishing. We have four days of fishing, two on then one off. On the off day I’m getting a look at one of those legendary tortoises the size of Volkswagens no matter what. Then it’s back to the water for the last two days.

As always when I’m abroad, internet access may be difficult to find. My guess is that I’ll have access in Guayaquil but likely not in the Galapagos Islands. So like in the past, I’ll keep the day by day accounts and photos coming in order as I can, even if I must finish posting when I’m home. Fish or no fish this will be a great adventure. And the adventures won’t stop again till perhaps next winter!

Did I mention its winter here again? All photos were taken this morning. 



  1. Brent Wilson

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  2. Brent Wilson

    Livin’ the dream, Jeff. I don’t know how you do it, but you certainly have figured out how to live right.

    Please post lots of photos. Sounds epic.

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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!