The Sickness Returns with Vengeance

by | Feb 24, 2020 | fly fishing shows | 2 comments

Two weeks ago I was grazed by the flu while doing my gig in Florida.  Luckily I felt awful for only four days then pulled off my Wisconsin ice fishing trip just fine.  But Thursday on the way to my Fresno, CA gig I had a relapse.  Later that night Granny felt it coming on.  By Friday morning, just in time for the Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show, we were both beyond miserable.

 

Our three days at the Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show were the sickest we have ever been at a show.  While I didn’t miss a single presentation, Granny and I each took turns sleeping in our car.  When in the booth it was all we could do to function.  This show was pure utter hell from a health standpoint.

 

Due to feeling so ill I was unable to do hardly any art.  All I finished was one Yeti Cooler and a Simms Pack.  I know a few others of you brought your stuff to be done and I apologize for not being able to do it.  Thanks for understanding and we’ll get you next time for sure.

 

Granny and I still aren’t well and in fact feel awful.  We were planning to fish the Delta tomorrow with my friend Ben Byng.  We were also supposed to fish Pyramid Lake with buddy Landon Mayer on Wednesday and Thursday – we had a great relaxing fishy week planned.  Instead we cancelled it all and we’re limping our way home on the long 14 hour drive.

 

Just to give a laugh, you have to laugh, our right front tire was super low when I gassed up leaving Pleasanton, CA.  I went to put air in and broke the tire valve.  Two hour delay because we had to get it fixed at Les Schwab in Alhambra.

 

Been a very successful show season but there’s been a ton of hurdles this year.  From the god awful snowy drives in early January to dad passing during the NJ show to catching the sickness.  We’ll bounce back.  A nice rest home for about ten days will be incredible!

 

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

2 Comments

  1. Joe Bradley

    I’m glad you guys got home safely, like the grandparents we are we worry about our friends. Get some rest and get better

  2. Jeff

    Thanks Joe. We just walked in the door. Granny already ran to bed. She’s as sick as I was Sunday. I’m by no means well but at least not dying today. I hope you guys stay healthy!

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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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