Taking the Long Way to Phoenix

by | Feb 18, 2021 | Nevada | 4 comments

Route-93After a week of shoveling, Tuesday afternoon Granny and I loaded my 1991 Explorer and headed south for Arizona.  We didn’t head south because of the snow but rather because we each have some time off.  Originally we were scheduled to work the Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show in CA but that cancelled like just about all my shows have.

 

NevadaOur drive was far from easy.  The snow we’ve gotten in Victor, ID spread a long way south.  In fact, the roads in Utah were so bad we drove three hours west to avoid them.  We took the entire Route 93 North to South from Twin Falls, ID to Las Vegas.  It’s a lonely drive but for that reason, also one of my favorites.  We always make a point to check out a new town with lunch and a beer.  This is Ely, Nevada.  We also made a stop in Pioche.

 

Bullhead-CityWhile the first night we stayed at a hotel in Wells, Nevada because it was brutally cold and windy, last night was our first camping in the back of the Explorer of the year.  We had a beautiful view overlooking Bullhead City, AZ.  It was cold but Granny cooked up some brats and they kept us warm all night.  The bottle of red probably helped too!

 

troutbumI got up before sunrise and French pressed some coffee and we sat and watched the sunrise.  It was by no means warm but it warmed up significantly as the sun rose.  Enough that we put away our winter clothes and put on the flipflops before heading further south to Phoenix.  We arrived in Phoenix at 3 this afternoon and we’ll be here a week carp fishing with our friends Steve and Lisa Berry.

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

4 Comments

  1. Dan Yeast

    Man that is really nice!

  2. Jeff

    We lucked into finding a beautiful spot to camp in the desert Dan. WE have never been to this area. The Silver Bullet (Exploder) looks tough out there! Time to chase carp

  3. Brian I

    Glad you made it safely – have a blast! Can’t believe Denver got canceled again…

  4. Jeff

    Yup, we are gonna turn the Denver time into yet another drive somewhere trip as well. Making the best of the times!

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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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