My Marlin on the Fly Curse Lives On

by | Dec 17, 2015 | fly fishing for striped marlin

blog-Dec-17-2015-1-flyfishing-for-marlinThe day started very early at dawn under unbelievable skies with a quick dredge where we’ve been sticking the tuna this week.  I nailed my second yellowfin tuna on the fly.  Sammy picked up Grants fly rig and dredged with me.  He had his first yellowfin hook up on the fly but the screaming run was too much.  Another yellowfin broken off.


blog-Dec-17-2015-2-jeff-currier-marlin-fishingAfter an hour of tuna Grant dropped the hammer and we started our troll to tease me my first marlin on a fly.  I’ll keep this short.  We teased for six solid hours and not a marlin was to be seen.  Can you believe this marlin curse?  I’m up to between 25 & 30 days now over the last 20 years and still no marlin on the fly.  Sort of humorous in a sick way.


blog-Dec-17-2015-3-jeff-currier-&-sam-vigneri-flyfishingStay tuned for one more day down here.  Sammy, Grant and I are headed north to fish the beach all day tomorrow for roosters, corvina, jacks and you name it.  The beach fly fishing in Baja is my specialty.  And as you know from this blog, I love to end big.  Tomorrow is my last fishing day for 2015!


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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!