Last Day Fly Fishing in Sudan – Day 6

by | Mar 30, 2014 | Uncategorized

blog-March-30-2014-1-flyfishing-in-sudanToday’s the last day of fishing before the long journey back to Victor, Idaho begins.  We’re near mainland Sudan where the adventure started.  Therefore we fished off the beaches and flats of mainland Sudan.


blog-March-30-2014-2-flyfishing-the-nubian-flatsThe place we started was a beach and flat against some sand dunes.  It’s different on the mainland.  I climbed up a dune to take a picture and Rob quickly informed me not to do anything suspicious looking because he knew we were being watched by the Sudanese Army.  Sure, taking a picture is nothing, but we’re dealing in Sudan.


blog-March-30-2014-3-sea-turtle-in-the-red-seaFor the third day in a row its calm – only today is the calmest.  It was dead calm.  And the flats were dead also.  We could see for more than a mile and there were no tails, wakes or nervous water.  Just a happy turtle cruising the reef, literally under my fly line.


blog-March-30-2014-4-giant-clam-in-the-red-seaWalking the flats and prowling the coral heads was like snorkeling.  The water was so still you could see everything from the incredible varieties of Red Sea reef fish to filtering giant clams embedded in the coral.  Even though the fishing was lousy the exploring the last day surroundings was invigorating.


blog-March-30-2014-5-emperor-fish-red-seaI slowed down my walk and search for tails and went back to sinking flies on edges of coral heads.  I hammered away at the beautiful peacock groupers, tomato groupers and this juvenile  sweetlip emperor fish.


blog-March-30-2014-6-jeff-currier-flyfishing-the-nubian-flats-sudanWe dabbled with fishing in the afternoon.  Most of our time was consumed with driving the mother ship back to where we met it a week ago.  The fishing has come to an end.  What an incredible trip!  Tomorrow I’ll sum it up with more photos and final thoughts.  Stay tuned. . . .


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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!