Yet Another Brutal Winter Drive

by | Mar 4, 2023 | Fly Fishing | 2 comments

winter-drivingTodays’ driving challenges began first thing.  After I made the coffee and Granny and I broke camp from our private little getaway, we had to drive the Ruby Van up out of the canyon over the rutted steep gravel road.  We made it.  But only by a hair.  We came to a stop  a couple times but were able to back up ten feet, change our driving angle and we made it.  Quite frankly, it was a miracle!


flyfishingOnce we hit public roads again “Apple Maps said it was 5 hours 22 minutes to my friends Scott and Sarah Robertson’s house in Bend, OR.  The drive would actually take us a daunting 12 hours.  A sprinkle of rain met us in Chico.  A deluge in Redding.  We were turned around by the law for not having 4×4 or chains just north on the 5 and had to backtrack to Redding.


We had no business continuing but we dodged around to the east over snowy pass after snow pass and over wind blown ice pack roads all day long.  It was something like Redding to Burney to Adin to Alturas to Lakeview then in to Oregon and up Route 31 and eventually to Bend.  All the relaxation Granny and I gained the last two days was lost in todays grunt.  But we made it and there will be some bull trout fishing coming soon.


Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing


  1. Tad


    Glad you made it. Family members in California have been experiencing the same problems.

    Good luck with the fishing!


  2. Howie

    Jeff Currier and bad weather… how about that!. Seriously glad you are both safe and 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!