Unusual Relentless June Wind

by | Jun 20, 2021 | smallmouth bass

kids-flyfishingThe wind keeps on tormenting canoe fishing here in Wolfeboro, NH.  It is so unusual to have it cranking at 5 AM but it has been and today was no different.  I took out my nephew Eli who’s in love with fly fishing to enjoy a morning of nice smallies.  Unfortunately the wind made it difficult for him to cast well enough to get the job done.  Eli had to settle for some rock bass.


smallmouth-bassI too struggled with the wind.  It wasn’t my casting that suffered but rather the constant paddling needed to control the canoe.  I’d get one cast out with my popper.  Retrieve it halfway then need to paddle my butt off not to hit shore, a dock, a raft or moored boat.  It was a struggle.  However, you know  I hate getting skunked so even though it took till 8 AM, I landed one nice 14”.


That’s it for fishing today.  My brother heads back to MA tonight so we relaxed and grabbed a nice lunch in town.  Hopefully the wind eases and I can get into the fish strong tomorrow.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


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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!