The Full Team USA is Here Now

by | Jul 14, 2022 | World Masters Fly Fishing Championships

Currier-fish-artThe rest of our World Masters USA Fly Fishing Team (Brett Bishop, Mike Sexton and Loren Williams) landed in Milan, Italy this morning and began the four hour drive up to meet Pete, Jerry, Stefano and I.  Jerry and Stefano drove to the lower Sarca River to meet them to immediately get them on the water to start practicing.  Pete and I went right back to the middle Sarca River practice area where we were yesterday and fished hard.

 

flyfishing-EuropePete and I focused on our staples as far as what we’re good at and had a mini competition to see if one technique was better.  Pete straight Euro nymphed and I fished dry dropper.  I went up a side channel and literally vacuumed it.  In the first two hours I landed seven fish that would count in the upcoming competition that included a few marble trout and brown marble hybrids.  Turns out Pete did about the same fishing deep in the open water.  This was a neat looking brown Pete landed just as I arrived to check in with him.

 

Sarca-RiverWe took a nice late lunch break then wandered back out for one last hour of fishing.  In two days, we walked the entire middle Sarca and ended below this tumbling waterfall.  This spot has for sure been hit hard by practicing teams but Pete ended the day with one more gorgeous little brown on the nymph and I had my best fish of the day skip my nymph and come right up and crush the dry.

 

Team-USAThe boys were tired and jetlagged when we saw them tonight.  But all is good.  They had a fun session with Jerry and Stefano that helped them fight the massive time change.  Its nice having us all together now.  We have two more days of practice to enjoy.  Then it’s showtime!

 

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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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