Travel for Lesotho Begins

by | Nov 19, 2015 | Uncategorized

blog-Nov-19-2015-1-flyfishing-for-yellowfishWhat a fine time it’s been so far here in South Africa!  I can’t thank Craig Smith and Edward Truter enough for the incredible fun Granny and I have had with the fishing, wildlife and sightseeing so far.  But today we began the journey we came for – fly fishing in the small country of Lesotho for smallmouth yellowfish.


blog-Nov-19-2015-2-tourette-fishingWe left Ed’s at 6 AM and flew to Durban.  We met my friend Rob Scott of Tourette Fishing – Fight it in Africa and drove to their office in Pietermaritzburg.  There I met with other Tourette friends Keith Clover whom I haven’t seen since we filmed the tigerfish segment to Connect in 2010 and Mark Murray whom I met tigerfishing in 2013 and fished with in Sudan both 2014 and earlier this year.


blog-Nov-19-2015-3-jeff-granny-currier-ZAThis afternoon Mark and Tourette guide Stu Harley (met Stu today) drove their 1991 Land Cruiser six hours from Pietermaritzburg to Clarens where we’re spending the night.  The drive was uphill the entire way and the last part was through Golden Gate Highlands National Park.  We saw herds of zebra, eland, wildebeest, springbok and hartebeest.


blog-Nov19-2015-4-jeff-currier-in-clarens-saWe are at the Clarens Inn Backpackers and Granny and I are staying in the “Beehive”.  An interesting room with just a bed and a boiling pot and some instant coffee – perfect.  We are off to the Highlander Restaurant for dinner.  We’ll head for Lesotho in the morning.


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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!