NH Break between Fly Fishing Shows

by | Jan 21, 2014 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

blog-Jan-21-2014-1-Rodrigo-Salles-Jeff-Currier-artThe Marlborough Fly Fishing Show was no less than superb.  This show has quickly become a favorite of mine.  It’s the smaller of all the Fly Fishing Shows but that gives me more time to visit with folks, many of which I know from growing up in this area.  Despite being a smaller show I had big crowds at both of my talks which always gets me fired up.  Amongst all that action I made time to draw up fish on all kinds of things.  Rodrigo Salles, my Argentine friend and owner of Tsimane Lodge in Bolivia presented me with my most challenging surface of all time, a rough ridged computer cover.  Nonetheless I think the golden dorado headshot came out well.

 

blog-Jan-21-2014-2-Wolfeboro-NHAfter the show Granny and I returned to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and hung with the family.  I spent all of yesterday with my nieces.  We had a full day starting with a walk out on the ice of Lake Winnipesaukee visiting ice fishermen.  The girls have never walked on ice before.  That seemed crazy to me being my brother and I grew up on frozen lakes and ponds.  The girls loved the hard-water experience and got a full on clinic on how tip-ups work for ice fishing from one of the hardcore locals.

 

blog-Jan-21-2014-3-pileated-woodpeckerFrom there we walked downtown for hot chocolates.  A highlight on the way was running into this stunningly beautiful pileated woodpecker.  The pileated is one of the incredible birds of the Northwood’s and it’s very unusual to get this close.  My niece Sammy cracked off this spectacular photo with her new camera as he hammered away only a few feet above us.

 

blog-Jan-21-2014-4-Wolfeboro-NH-snowmanIn late afternoon we rolled up a backbreaking base for what became a 6-foot plus tall snowman.  I’m sore as heck today from putting every muscle in my body towards the last few turns.  The midsection snowball was so heavy my brother had to come out and help me place it on top of the base.  The girls and I are extremely happy with the final product however.

 

The last move of the day was some candlepin bowling at the famous Funspot at Weirs beach.  Tossing the small balls down the lane is a favorite past time.  Even more fun was showing off my skillful hand-eye coordination on Space Invaders, Packman, Defender and my all time favorite, Crazy Climber.  There’s no question about it, mastering these video games during my youth helped my fly fishing.

 

The kids are gone now and its time to prepare for the largest Fly Fishing Show of all in Somerset, New Jersey this upcoming weekend.

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

2 Comments

  1. Joe

    Hi Jeff

    Will you have a booth at the NJ show? I may have a co-worker attending and would like him to grab me a mug or something if you will be exhibiting.

    Thanks!

    J

  2. Jeff

    Yes Joe,

    I’ll have a table in with the fly tiers. I should be easy to spot with all the mugs and art.

    Thanks,

    Jeff

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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!

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