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Fly-fishing expert Jeff Currier will share some secrets

Event hosted by High Country Fly Fishers

World-renowned fly-fisher Jeff Currier has fished on every continent and has caught more than 375 species of fish.

He's also holds Catch and Release International Game Fish Association World Record for catching a 27-pound golden mahseer in India's Ramganga River in 2008.

Currier will come to share his experiences in Park City to give a presentation at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Red Rock Brewery, 1640 Redstone Drive.

The event is free to the public, said Dave Allison, vice president of High Country Fly Fishers, the Park City branch of Trout Unlimited.

The presentation's title is "Streamer Tricks for More and Larger Trout."

"We meet in the back room and people can order dinner and drinks and enjoy the talk," Allison said during an interview with The Park Record. "The room is set up with flat screens all around and a giant projector. There's not a bad seat in the house."

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The evening will start with Currier, who is also a visual artist, demonstrating his painting skills.

"He will paint an original work on a fly box that we will offer in an opportunity drawing that night," Allison said. "We will also have another opportunity drawing for other items as well. Those items include a 9-foot, Sage RPL, which is a very sought-after rod. It will come with a Hardy Marquee No. 5 reel."

Currier started fly-fishing when he was 7 while growing up in New England.

He graduated Northland College with a naturalist degree and worked for 20 years at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, Wyoming, Allison said.

"Jeff has also sponsored by a lot of fly-fishing businesses: R.L. Winston Rod Co., Bauer Reels, Simms, Scientific Anglers, Yeti, Costa Fly Fishing, Yellow Dog and Kates Real Food," he said.

In addition, Currier has written two books, "Currier's Quick and Easy Guide to Saltwater Fly Fishing" and "Currier's Quick and Easy Guide to Warmwater Fly Fishing," as well as an array of articles for publications such as Sierra Fisherman, Patagonia Fly Fishing Catalog and the Jack Dennis Fly Fishing newsletter.

"He also has a blog that you can find on his website (www.jeffcurrier.com)," Allison said.

Currier has appeared on TV and radio programs including "Fishing the West," "Fishing the World," "In Search of Fly Water," "Fly Fish America" and "Reel Adventures," to name a few.

Allison met Currier last year and asked him to come speak in Park City.

"Jeff spoke at the first Utah Hall of Fame Fly Fishing dinner last November," Allison said. "He did a talk called 'Fly Fishing Through Mid-Life Heaven,' which basically talked about traveling the world and catching 300-pound arapaima in South America and catching big mahseer carp in India. He'll go on these trips, and a crew follows him around to film him."

Currier's presentation is part of the High Country Fly Fisher's monthly meeting.

"Historically High Country Fly Fishers never met in July or August, but we decided to keep it going last year and not take the summer off."

Last year's presenters were John Schultz from Shultz Outfitters, who spoke in July, and Steve Schmidt from Western Rivers Fly Fisher who spoke in August.

"This year, we had Nick Teynor, also from Western Rivers, come talk with us this month, so we're looking forward to Jeff," Allison said.

High Country Fly Fishers will present fly fishing expert Jeff Currier at 6 p.m. on
Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Red Rock Brewery, 1640 Redstone Center Drive. The event is free and open to the public. For information, visit http://www.jeffcurrier.com. For information about High Country Fly Fishers, visit http://www.hcff.net
.