Relaxation Time At Sea Island in Georgia

by | Feb 15, 2024 | Fly Fishing | 1 comment

Sea-Island-flyfishingA delicious homemade breakfast by Granny was our Valentines Day treat yesterday.  Then at noon I headed for the Duluth Airport and made my way to Jacksonville, FL.  Early this morning I caught up with my friend John McGraw and we took his rental an hour north on to the Georgia coast.


Sea-IslandFor many years, once Jackson Hole customer now longtime friend, George Hillenbrand, takes me and some of his friends and family on a cool annual trip.  For years we went to WI ice fishing.  Once we went to Tarpon Lodge in FL.  There were also several musky trips.  But this year, at 84 years young, George decided a warm weather trip in a deluxe place would be most enjoyable.  At noon John and I picked up George at the Brunswick, GA airstrip and met up with two others, Georges nephews Larry Burtschy and Adam Smith.  Then we headed for the famous and luxurious Sea Island Resort.


flyfishingGeorge has one goal on all these trips – make sure his guests have an incredible time.  He’s never failed.  I’ve experienced some of my most amazing accommodations and meals ever on George trips.  This afternoon we started with a well needed lunch at the Beach Club Restaurant.  I knocked off some fresh grouper tacos and an ice cold Mexican Lager.


Sea-Island-Bocce-BallBeing today was arrival day for most of us the afternoon was dedicated to full on relaxation.  The weather was to die for with mostly sun and the temperatures around 75°.  The stunning day lead us to the Bocce Ball court where we enjoyed the afternoon to the fullest.


SeaIslandWe checked in to our “cottage” at 4 pm.  Let’s just say its about an 8,000 square foot cottage.  Everyone has their own bedroom.  My bedroom suite is bigger than my entire Hayward home and my private balcony over looks our swimming pool.  Not bad.


Sea-Island-Resort-fly-fishingWe’re all settled in now and its off to the Oak Room for dinner.  I’m craving more seafood for tonight.  Then it’s a good sleep because tomorrow morning George has us on the shooting range and in the afternoon we go fishing.  This is going to be a fun long weekend!


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

1 Comment

  1. Howie

    75 is too hot to fish! Wow, that looks nice! Good luck fellas.

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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!