Memories from South Africa and Lesotho

by | Dec 1, 2015 | Uncategorized

blog-Dec-1-2015-1-jeff-and-granny-currierIt’s the end of an absolutely special trip through South Africa and Lesotho.  Granny and I are presently somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean on one of the longest flights in the world – Johannesburg to Atlanta enroute home.  We left Sterkfontein Dam Sunday with Tim Babich and Ryan Hammond and drove to Johannesburg.  The guys dropped Granny and I off at friend Gerhard Laubscher’s and we spent the remainder of that day and today with he and his wife.  We had an absolute blast and enjoyed a night on the town at one of their favorite restaurants.


All we can say is we shouldn’t have waited so long to visit our South African friends.  We had the best time imaginable and we can’t thank Craig and Coreta Smith, Edward Truter, Rob and Keith of Tourette Fishing and Gerhard, Tim and Ryan of FlyCastaway for all the generous time you spent with us.  PLEASE come visit Granny and I so we can show you guys our fantastic backyard – because we’re coming back!


Here are a few more pics from the trip.

blog-Dec-1-2015-2-knysna-elephantsKnysna Elephants

blog-Dec-1-2015-3-craig-smith-jeff-currierMe and Craig Smith getting ready to fly fish for kob and Garrick

blog-Dec-1-2015-4-fishing with Ed TruterEdward Truter with a largemouth bass on the Gourits River

blog-Dec-1-2015-5-craig-smith-jeff-currierMy first dusky kob on fly

blog-Dec-1-2015-6-fishing-for-yellowfishSmallmouth yellowfish on the Swamp Donkey fly

blog-Dec-1-2015-7-lesotho-yellowfishMakhangoa Community Fishing CampTourette FishingLesotho

blog-Dec-1-2015-8-flyfishing-lesothoSmallmouth yellowfish from Lesotho

blog-Dec-1-2015-9-smallmouth-yellowfishSmallmouth yellowfish

blog-Dec-1-2015-10-sterkfontein-damSterkfontein Dam with FlyCastaway

blog-Dec-1-2015-11-knysna-south-africaSunset on Knysna the first day of our trip

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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!