Tarpon Fishing in Costa Rica

by | Aug 30, 2017 | Uncategorized

August  30, 2017

Back in April I got a call from fly fishing filmmaker Grant Wiswell, producer of Castaway Films.  He wanted to know if I’d be willing to do an interview for his upcoming tarpon film, “Atlanticus”.  I’m always thrilled for these types of jobs and honored to be asked.  Grants next question was if we should do it at my house in Idaho or “On Location”.  You know where I chose!


The original “On Location” was the Republic of the Congo.  Getting into the Congo is always sketchy and unfortunately we couldn’t obtain our proper filming VISAs and permits.  That trip has been postponed.  However, Grant made a quick adjustment and during the next four days we’ll be filming in Costa Rica.  Our first two days are at Jungle Tarpon Reserve and the last two are at Tarponville.  Both places look to provide mind blowing tarpon fishing!


I had little time to research for this trip but I know how to pack for the jungle and have plenty of tarpon experience.  I knew the gear to pack.  This includes three 12-weight Winston’s armed with Bauer RX7’s and 6’s and a variety of Scientific Angler lines.  It’s been almost exactly 25 years since I was last in Costa Rica.  This should be an incredible adventure.


I seriously doubt there will be internet access on this trip but as always, the day by day accounts of our fishing will post upon my return.  This ride should be sensational!


A special thanks to Grant Wiswell and Castaway Films for inviting me and Jungle Tarpon Reserve and Tarponville for making our visit possible!

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!