Manitoba Bound

by | Aug 29, 2023 | Ganglers North Seal River Lodge

ManitobaA long awaited trip commenced today.  Granny and I began our journey to Gangler’s North Seal River Lodge in the far north of Manitoba.  But we didn’t start by plane.  I recently discovered that it’s a 7 hour drive from Hayward, Wisconsin to Winnipeg, Manitoba so we left a few days early in the Ruby Van.  We will fly from Winnipeg to Gangler’s on Saturday.


One reason for the drive to Winnipeg was to save money.  Flying from Duluth to Winnipeg didn’t make sense.  Another reason was to enjoy a little van life for a few days and see parts of Northern Minnesota at a nice pace.  But most of all, visit with my friend Stu Thompson who lives in Winnipeg.  I’ll get more into Stu tomorrow but he’s the master of the Red River channel catfishing on fly rod and we intend to chase them tomorrow and Thursday.


flyfishingIt was a slow departure from Hayward that began at 1 PM.  We eased our way north with lunch on Lake Superior.  A few stops at scenic views.  And a stop at this beautiful welcome sign into Orr, MN.


Tonight we camped in a stunning little spot in the middle of nowhere on a backroad near the Canada border.  We had a bottle of red and listened to the Cubs beat the Brewers 1-0.  A nailbiter for this fan but in the end we prevailed.


fly-fishingThe plan is to get up early and head for the Red River at Lockport, Manitoba in the morning.  Then its catfish time!


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


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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!