Kids and Fly Fishing

August 6 & 7, 2013

 

blog-Aug-6&7-2013-1-Gros-Ventre-River-WyomingThere’s no better way to recover from catching the fish of a lifetime in another hemisphere less than 36 hours ago than to return to the home waters immediately.  Its even better to kick back and watch young fly fishers appreciate small Snake River Cutthroats as much as I did my monster golden dorado.  Tuesday and Wednesday was our annual Gros Ventre River camping trip with the family – one of my true favorites.  (see 2010 & 2012).

 

blog-Aug-6&7-2013-2-Teaching-kids-how-to-flyfishYou can’t ask for better weather, but that’s par for the course around Jackson, Wyoming in August.  We cherish these days.  It was 85º during the day, 70º around the campfire at night and upper 50ºs for sleeping (we’ll pay for it in January!).

 

blog-Aug-6&7-2013-3-Fly-fishing-for-kidsThe nieces are six, nine and eleven now.  They can cast by themselves, mend, strip in a fish and have improved much with their line management.  They are becoming true anglers.  And what’s really fun is that they’re big enough for a hike so I took advantage of that and we hiked to a far away meadow that I’ll doubt gets fished more than a few times a summer.  The cuttys were suicidal – exactly what you want for kids.

 

blog-Aug-6&7-2013-4-Sammy-Currier

Sammy posing with her first cutthroat of the day.

blog-Aug-6&7-2013-5-fly-fishing-in-WyomingMontana putting the heat on Snake River Fine Spot.

blog-Aug-6&7-2013-6-Montana-CurrierMontana prepares to pounce on her trophy.

blog-Aug-6&7-2013-7-Kids-fly-fishingSix year old Sierra launching some casts.

blog-Aug-6&7-2013-8-Sierra-RoseSierra corrals her cutthroat all by herself.

That’s all for this week.  After more than two weeks from the office it’s back to work.  Next on the agenda is the Alaska Basin Trail and others through the Tetons with the fly rod next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

One Response to “Kids and Fly Fishing”

  1. Erik Moncada August 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Looks like fun Jeff, if you have a good hero shot of one of the kids, could you post it to the Anglers Face Book page? We are looking to inspire a younger audience into fly fishing.

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