Time for the World Masters Fly Fishing Championships

by | Jul 9, 2022 | World Masters Fly Fishing Championships | 5 comments

fish-decalsI did an exploratory fishing drive on Tuesday.  All I wanted to do was get one last warm up on trout before heading to Italy today for the World Masters Fly Fishing Championships.  But it was 89° and I never put on the waders.  It would have been a waste of time.  But, I found a cool new spot to get up early for on Wednesday before the heat.


I left the house very early, at 4:30.  It wasn’t as cool as I expected it to be but perhaps low 70°s.  Turns out the fishing would stink.  I landed a 7” brown trout and several chubs.  It was great casting practice however because the stream was small and I made some quick fly changes.  But honestly, I’ll be going into this competition less tuned than in previous years.


small-streamsBut no trip on the water goes without some sort of memory.  Today I parked near a bridge.  And like always, before fishing I looked off it.  Below me was a 3 foot long lake sturgeon.  Wow!  Unfortunately, he spooked off before I could think about trying to catch him on a nymph or a Clouser.  I’d also see this chunky common snapping turtle on the hunt.


snapping-turtleThat’s all for now.  It’s been a busy first month in Wisconsin with a few fishing excursions and a ton of work on the new house.  I’m ready for about ten straight days of trout fishing in Italy.  It’s hard to write blogs and post them while fishing my butt off during these competitions, but I’ll do my best.  Worst scenario the full reports will post upon my return.  Time to head to the Duluth airport.  Its show time!


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Lance

    It goes without saying, but good luck to you and the guys! Something tells me this the teams year! Enjoy Italy… what an experience.

  2. Brian I

    Good luck, Jeff! I’m excited to read how it goes. I’ve never fished Italy, but the rivers I drove by had me kicking myself for not having my rod.

  3. Kristen Sorensen


  4. Jeffrey Currier

    Thanks everyone! We will most certainly give it our all!

  5. Howie

    Go get em Jeff! Remember the Wisconsin secret (if they are not biting, open a beer). Usually works well with Leinenkugel but I suspect an Italian lager would work as well. Don’t tell anyone.

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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!