The Long Journey to Bhutan

by | May 16, 2014 | fly fishing in Bhutan | 1 comment

blog-May-16-2014-1-mike-dawes-in-tokyoMike Dawes and I are still en-route to Bhutan.  It’s a long haul.   So far it’s was the early drive from Victor to Jackson.  Then the flight from Jackson to SLC then to Portland to Tokyo and tonight we arrived in Bangkok at midnight.  It’s been 31 hours from home.   It goes fast though especially when you get to enjoy fresh sushi in the Delta crown room in Tokyo!


blog-May-16-2014-2-rafting-in-bangkokWe have 7 hours before our flight to Bhutan so we are relaxing at the Novatel hotel in Bangkok.  Relaxing because all our gear including a raft made it this far.  Yes – Dawes brilliantly came up with the idea of having our own raft for the trip and the idea passed with flying colors – fully in the budget.  It’s heavy but it’s made it half way around the world with us.


There’s nothing like escaping the airport system and getting a shower after all the flying.  As for sleep, I got about three hours during the 11 hour flight to Japan and picked up one more hour on the way to Bangkok.  Bottom line is we’re running a little ragged at this point.  That being said, I’m too wired to sleep so Dawes and I are about to nail some authentic Thai food and a couple beers then back to the airport and into the system for a 6:50 AM flight.


More by tonight when after arrival in Bhutan.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

1 Comment

  1. Dave McKenzie

    Thats Awesome Jeff…Cannot wait to hear about this trip. I’m sure you will make the most of every minute!!

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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!