Sierra’s Turn – Fly Fishing with Kids

by | Jun 7, 2015 | Uncategorized

blog-June-7-2015-1-wolfeboro-bay-nhIt broke my heart last Saturday morning when Sierra pushed the canoe off with me and her cousins Montana and Sammy.  It was 5 AM and we were headed fishing to Back Bay here in Wolfeboro.  Sierra wanted to go so bad but she had morning gymnastics and an afternoon softball game.  As I suspected, after we were out of sight she broke down crying.


blog-June-7-2015-2-flyfishing-with-kidsWhen I got back and found out I cheered Sierra up by promising her a special morning in Back Bay with me all of her own for today.  Every time I saw her this week she was counting the hours.  Let’s just say it was worth the wait.


blog-June-7-2015-3-ross-reelsFirst of all, the morning was stunning.  Wolfeboro Bay was glass calm right from our dock at 5 AM till we quit at 9.  We were the only boat for the trip across to Back Bay and we heard the loons all the way.  As I always do for panfish, I rigged Sierra’s pink outfit with a small Chernobyl ant and paddled her along the edge of weeds and logs.  She ended up landing two rock bass, three bluegill and three pumpkinseeds (yes she was counting).


blog-June-7-2015-4-catching-turtlesThe highlight for her however wasn’t catching a bunch of fish.  Last Saturday with her cousins I dove over board and caught them a painted turtle to play with before letting him go.  I think deep inside Sierra wanted her “Uncle Jeff” to come through for her as well.  I did.


blog-June-7-2015-5-painted-turtlePainted Turtle

blog-June-7-2015-6-musk-turtleMusk Turtle

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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!