Steamy Hot on the Teton

by | Aug 5, 2020 | Teton River | 2 comments

Granny-CurrierNot every fishing day has to be hardcore.  At least I try to tell myself that from time to time.  Today I succeeded in less casting and more kicking back.  I rowed my lady down the Teton River.  It was 87° and windless.  Luckily our six pack of Rainier was icy cold in our Yeti Colsters.


fishing-IdahoWhen its steamy hot on any trout river expect the fishing to be slow.  If there’s wind the trout will be looking for hoppers but with no wind forget it.  Trout know their environment and when there’s little food coming from above they tuck under the overhanging willows and undercut banks.


fish-onFor the most part that’s where the trout were today.  Hidden.  Granny prowled tight to the banks casting my Winston 5-weight Air with a Red-Winged Chernobyl Ant.  Its her favorite fly however these days when on any river that gets hit hard by float fishers, the fly doesn’t work like it used too.


brook-troutWe picked up about a dozen trout.  Most were these cute little brook trout – a nonnative abundant to the Teton River.  Along with them we caught a couple decent rainbows and a heap of small cutthroats.  All in all it was a lovely day on the water.


fly-fishingAs always, one of the highlights on the Teton River are the moose.  While it was too hot for moose to be active, we found a few cooling down knee deep in the river.  Life is good.  Its been a busy last ten days of fishing.  Tomorrow its back to the office.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Jack Meredith

    Granny looks great as always and we both were in “memory river” viewing your leisurely, restful fun day.

  2. Jeff

    It was a fun one. I have no problem with a hot day when I can swim and sip a cold beer! Hope you guys are doing well!

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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!