Turtle Time Again

by | Jun 25, 2024 | fly fishing in Wisconsin | 2 comments

flyfishingWe know I have fast hands when it comes to catching turtles, but now Granny?  Yes!  And with a nice two-hander sized painted turtle!


Today it was me behind the oars on a lake here in Wisconsin.  It’s a big lake with few places for turtles but right after Granny snatched a pike from some lilies on my 6-weight, we spotted this painted turtle sunning.  Granny said don’t bother him but you know I couldn’t resist and instead of me I put her on duty.  She did good!  Honestly, I think making animals more aware of how dangerous we humans really are, the better.  Next time he’ll retreat sooner than later from perhaps from someone not so kind to take a photo and release.


Granny-CurrierGranny and I fished a couple lakes today.  It wasn’t anything serious but more of a relaxation day checking out a few new places.  It’s been a great June with a few more fishing days to come.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Kevin Yoshida

    Looks like Granny is feeling much better, glad to hear that! So much local fishing to get after!

  2. Jeff

    Thanks Kevin – yea she’s good to go again!

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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!