Scoping Out Future Fishing

by | Aug 18, 2022 | fly fishing in Wisconsin | 3 comments

flyfishingGranny and I talked about big time fishing plans the last few days for her days off this week, but the truth is, we still have work to do on our new fixer-upper Hayward, Wisconsin house.  We finally finished dressing up our foundation last week.  It’s pretty fancy and looks cool.

 

WisconsinWe also ripped up all the carpets and floors inside and we’ve been living on plywood all summer.  Supposedly we have vinyl floors arriving in September.  That means we need to finish painting and a few other things.  Tuesday, that’s what we did.

 

WisconsinWednesday we worked all morning on the house again but at noon I said, let’s grab some camp food and head out in the van and do some reconnaissance for future fishing.  We headed for the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and other than a few casts at a bridge on the West Fork of the Chippewa River, we looked at boat ramps at several lakes.  It’s a wild and beautiful part of Wisconsin and only 30 minutes from the house.

 

Black-LakeWe camped on Black Lake.  Its hard to find the primitive BLM camping we were used to out west so we settled in a campground.  But it was quiet and only half full.  The lake was gorgeous and tempting but we kicked back and enjoyed the views.  We left the boat at home anyway.

 

WisconsinToday we awoke to rain.  We intended to wade fish on the East Fork of the Chippewa but instead we drove around and looked at few different sections of it.  The rainforest like landscape is a sight to behold.  I fished here often while in college back in the 80’s and look forward to returning.  Today just wasn’t the day for it.  We returned to Hayward early in the afternoon and got back to the house.

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

3 Comments

  1. Tad

    Jeff,

    House is looking good!

    Enjoy the weekend.

    Tad

  2. Jeff

    Pleased to hear that Tad – thanks!

  3. Howie

    Gorgeous lake!

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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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