Pike on Breedlove Guitars and Saskatchewan Moose

by | Jun 28, 2015 | Uncategorized

blog-June-28-2015-1-flyfishing-for-pikeRA and Austin got so much great pike footage for the movie yesterday that it took the pressure off.  Everything on their list got shot and I mean SUPERB stuff.  And the epic day must have worn us out as well because I stayed in bed this morning till 8 and RA and Austin slept in till 10.

 

blog-June-28-2015-2-jeff-currier-sharpie-artThe day started calm, sunny and smoky.  The smoke from fires down south in Saskatchewan has arrived full force.  It’s so bad the haze reminds me of the 1988 Yellowstone fires.  Once up we learned we were on our own.  Ron was flying all day and Brennan was guiding.  We went down on the dock and I broke out the sharpies and drew a pike on a guitar from RA’s Breedlove guitar companyRA and Austin filmed the hour long project and may piece it into the film on a speed frame type of deal.  The art came out pretty neat if I do say so myself!

 

blog-June-28-2015-3-saskatchewan-mooseBy the time the guitar was done some daunting clouds rolled in.  We did some quick casting footage then RA decided he’d download yesterday’s footage and start editing.  Austin and I went lake trout fishing.  We fished for about three hours until a full on storm rolled in with tons of lightening.  Our fishing was over by 5 PM.  Strangely we only caught one laker.  The biggest highlight was this moose swimming island to island.

 

blog-June-28-2015-4-great-western-brewingToday was a lazy one but just what I needed.  These trips catch up with you not to mention I’ve been traveling all year.  It was the first time I kicked back with a beer and thought to myself, “I’m ready to get home”.  The beers by the way are called Original Copper 16 from the Great Western Brewing Co in Saskatoon.  I’ll be sad to say goodbye to these because it’s my new favorite beer.

 

blog-June-28-2015-5-selwyn-lake-lodgeThe other good reason for a lazy day is that tomorrow, our last day, we’re flying to the Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park and hitting Hunt Falls (largest falls in Saskatchewan) along the way.  This will be a full day of traveling on the Beaver as its two hours one way with a fuel stop in Stony Rapids to Lake Athabasca.  The flying is weather permitting.

 

A special thanks to RA Beattie Outdoor Productions and Adventure Destinations for bringing me along on this incredible adventure to Saskatchewan!

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!

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