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Currier Comes to Town

Last week I got a call from Jeff Currier saying that he and his wife, Granny, might be headed our way. They were going to visit some National Parks in Utah and were thinking about coming to see us and do a little carp fishing. His plans were up in the air as they were just going to wing it with hopes to also stop and fish Lee’s Ferry.

I got a call from the on Wednesday saying they would be here sometime late Sunday. They were wanting to get into some Apache trout on Saturday and then head our way Sunday. Things changed when their 1993 Ford Explorer decided to break down. After getting a tow to Flagstaff and a new alternator, they ended up coming to Phoenix a day early. That just meant more carp fishing and warmer weather which they both love.

On day one, we hit the Disney Land ponds of Arizona. We got a late start but the fish still cooperated.

Jeff with a Beautiful Koi

One of the more difficult fish to catch on a tilapia but you could find huge schools and occasionally one would break off from the pack and chase a fly.

Jeff with a Tilapia

Jeff with a Tilapia

On day two, we hit an urban lake that we used to fish before we had any idea how to really catch grass carp. It was time to go back and see if our tactics would work on some of the more difficult grassies around. The water is getting colder and the fish aren’t as happy as when things are warmer but we did see a few and Jeff landed a big boy. He is by no means the biggest in those ponds but he was a decent fish and we were happy to get him.

Jeff Currier with a Nice Grass Carp

Jeff Currier with a Nice Grass Carp

We then hit the canal for some mid afternoon fishing and landed two fish. We are back at it again today and who knows where we will end up. More to come……


About Cinda Howard

Cinda Howard has been an Arizona fly fishing guide for several years. She’s spent her whole life fishing and picked up a fly rod in 1996. She worked for the Orvis Company as a Fly Fishing Manager for eight years before branching off and starting her own business in 2012. Cinda spends a considerable amount of time instructing people on the sport of fly fishing. Cinda has been featured in several fly fishing articles and books (“Fly Fisher’s Guide to Arizona” by Will Jordan, “Arizona’s Official Fishing Guide” by Arizona Highways and Arizona Game and Fish Department) as an expert on fly fishing Arizona. She is extremely passionate not only about fly fishing but also about teaching others. She hosts trips all across the world and has taken customers fly fishing in Alaska, Belize, Oregon, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and The Bahamas. Cinda loves to fish for trout, steelhead, pike, carp, bonefish, tarpon and anything else that will eat a fly. She is a past President of Desert Fly Casters and is a Zane Grey Trout Unlimited board member.

One Response to "Currier Comes to Town"

  • Pat Oglesby
    November 24, 2014 - 7:32 pm Reply

    Monsoon Currier- watch for a weather change!

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