The Wind Never Stops in 2014

by | Jun 29, 2014 | Uncategorized

blog-June-29-2014-1-flyfishing-for-carpYou might remember last year when a couple old customers/good friends from my fly shop times traded some fishing days with me.  They said take us fly fishing for carp and we’ll take you to Bolivia for golden dorado.  I really had to think hard on this but I decided to do it – HA!


blog-June-29-2014-2-Idaho-bullsTom Hansen and Skip Brittenham are in Jackson Hole this week for the 4th of July so I took them carping today and will again on Thursday.  Last year I tuned them on to carping on a small lake with numerous easy to catch mirror carp.  Today we went straight to the bull infested more difficult to fool monster carp of Blackfoot Reservoir.


blog-June-29-2014-3-flyfishing-blackfoot-reservoirI met the guys in Alpine at 8 AM to clear skies and relatively no wind.  Carp is a sight fishing venue so sun and little wind are essential.  It takes about 40 minutes to get to the lake from there and then you drive along looking for tails and muds.  If you find one mirror carp you’ve found a bunch and usually you can stake up on them for the entire day.  But when we arrived it was already windy.


blog-June-29-2014-4-flyfishing-in-the-windIn 2014 it seems the wind never stops no matter where I go.  Some of you see me on the casting ponds demonstrating at the Fly Fishing Show in the winter telling you wind is your friend.  It can be but not when it’s blowing a steady 25 mph day after day.  My boys toughed it out but for the most part it was miserable at Blackfoot Reservoir.


blog-June-29-2014-5-skip-brittenham-carp-fishingThat being said however, giving up isn’t really in my DNA.  I have one small stretch of Blackfoot that is almost always sheltered from the wind.  Sure enough it was and the guys got into some fish!


Next on the agenda is one of my favorites – The Henry’s Fork Marathon!


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!