Virginia Beach Here I Come

by | Sep 17, 2016 | Uncategorized

blog-sept-17-2016-1-flyfishing-travelYou know I’ve been traveling too much when I say it was an easy jaunt from Idaho to Virginia Beach, Virginia.  But it was.  I left my house in Victor at 4:30 AM and Colby and brother Brian Trow, owners of Mossy Creek Fly Fishing, picked me up from the Richmond airport at 6 PM Eastern time.


blog-sept-17-2016-2-jeff-currier-mossy-creek-flyfishingFrom there it was a two-hour drive to Virginia Beach where we met their friend Art Webb at his favorite Mexican restaurant.  Art is more along the lines of my age and has been saltwater fly fishing the Virginia waters and more for eons.  Art was instrumental bringing fly fishing for marlin to Virginia waters and introduced Colby and Brian to this great chapter in our sport.


blog-sept-17-2016-3-tidewater-flyfishing-marlinColby and Brian have fallen so in love with fly fishing for billfish off their Virginia coastline they went as far as to make a film about it.  After two years of filming with the help of Art, their exciting film, Tidewater, aired in the 2016 F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour.  If you haven’t seen Tidewater yet you need to and the amazing flick can be rented at Vimeo on Demand or purchased at Mossy Creek Fly Fishing website.


So now you get the drift, I’m in Virginia Beach to once and for all break my 20 yearlong “Marlin on fly Curse”.  In the last few weeks’ trolling boats have been averaging 20 white marlin hookups a day, seen plenty of Atlantic blue marlin, spearfish and even a few swordfish.  No doubt, trolling for billfish is much more reliable than fly fishing but if a boat raises 20 for us we should be able to hook five on the fly.


We’re settled into Art’s house for a few hours.  Its midnight and we’re waking up at 4 AM.  Stay tuned.  This marlin curse is gonna end!!


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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!