Some Days are Made for Mowing the Lawn

by | Jun 18, 2024 | fly fishing Wisconsin | 0 comments

WisconsinWhen Bob and I chatted yesterday about fishing today, we sort of warned each other of some big evil wind in the forecast.  We agreed not to get up early to hit the water but rather to meet at his house at 8 and assess the situation.  Sure enough, when I arrived at Bob’s, things were iffy.  I probably should have bailed to go home and mow the lawn, but Bob had his kickass new lake boat ready.  We had to go for at least a ride.


WisconsinIt was an exploratory day.  We hit a lake that’s been on Bob’s radar for a while.  The small lily pad filled body is recognized as having some decent size pike.  However as predicted, when we arrived wind was already strong.  Though this picture doesn’t show it, we were already at about 15 mph at push off.



WisconsinLong story short, when it’s blowing hard in the morning, don’t expect it to easy up as the day progresses.  We fished as hard as we could but most of our time was spent managing the boat.  Our 15 mph starting breeze jumped to 25 mph.  Not fun!



bluegillWe avoided the skunk though.  I landed a whopper 9” largemouth bass and a cup-off-tea-plate sized bluegill.  Their tiny size isn’t the sad part, I believe both were my first of each species for the year.  Particularly sad being where I live but there’s been a heap of travel for me this year.


Granny and I are packing the Ruby Van and in a few minutes I’ll be hooking up the boat.  My girl doesn’t have the energy she’d like since her sickness last week, but we’re heading on a fishing and camping adventure nonetheless.  We’ll give er heck!


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!