Wind Keeps Us Off the Waters of Dubai

by | Dec 17, 2019 | fly fishing in Dubai | 2 comments

Nick-Bowles-Jeff-CurrierWhile Sammy probably finds himself somewhere over the North Atlantic Ocean on his return home, I remain in Dubai with my great friend Nick Bowles, founder of Ocean Active Fly, and his family.  It was 2014 that we met and started fly fishing Dubai together.  We hit it off so well I moved into his house after that very first day.  Now I stay with the Bowles family every time I pass through Dubai and we fish for queenfish.


saltwater-flyToday Nick and I planned to hit the waters but wouldn’t you know, there was high wind warning and we couldn’t get out in his boat.  With all the bad weather I’ve seen the last few weeks I could only laugh.  Instead of fishing I cleaned much of my gear of salt and sand on Nick’s lawn.  Along with getting my tackle in order, I caught up on emails and blogs.


Ravi-RestaurantNick had work to do also.  We edited and exchanged photos from Southern Oman.  Man we got some good ones!  And we hit one of Nicks favorite lunch spots, Ravi Palace Restaurant.


Ocean-ActiveTonight is my last night of the trip so we lit up Nicks grill and had a nice sit outside steak dinner.  I head for home late tomorrow night.  This gives us a chance to cross our fingers the wind settles and we can get out tomorrow morning before I leave.  We’ll see.  The way the weather has been since day one in the Seychelles I won’t get my hopes up.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Mark S Cooper

    Mother Nature is a Beeeeeeeeeatch sometimes, LOL but that’s what makes epic days epic

  2. Jeff

    Yup you’re right about that Mark. I’m building up a TON of credits right now! See you next week

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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!