Time to Break the Marlin Curse!

by | Aug 6, 2018 | fly fishing for marlin | 2 comments

fly fishing for marlinI doubt anyone on earth has chased marlin with fly rod unsuccessfully for as long as me.  Over the last 25 years I’ve hit prime time in Venezuela, Virginia Beach, Costa Rica, Baja Mexico and even in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador to name a few.  But it doesn’t matter how good the marlin fishing should be or how good it was yesterday, when I’m there the marlin aren’t and I still haven’t caught one.

Tonight I’m headed to Costa Rica to meet up with my friend Sam Vigneri.  I helped Sammy find a marlin boat and he invited me along.  Its peak time for baby blue marlin (200lbs or less).  While tomorrow we hit a river for a day of jungle fishing, Wednesday through Saturday we’ll be out on a boat in the Pacific.

Stay tuned for a fun one-day blog about the Costa Rican jungle fishes followed by yet another quest for a marlin on the fly.  Let’s see if we can break this curse once and for all!

Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

2 Comments

  1. Gary Boyer

    Rip it it up jeff. I’ve been casually chasing a striped in Baja for 14 years and nothing yet. Maybe I’ll focus this spring, after getting my wahoo

  2. Jeff

    Thanks Gary. Its time to get this done!

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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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