Published Dec 4. 2012 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#339 - Invincible Ghost

Invincible Ghost - Gary Fraser Tied by: Gary Fraser Originated by: Reg Baird Source: Living with Trout; A Lifelong Adventure - Reg Baird Pg. 29-32...

#339 Invincible Ghost - Gary Fraser #339 Invincible Ghost - Gary Fraser


Tied by: Gary Fraser
Originated by: Reg Baird
Source: Living with Trout; A Lifelong Adventure - Reg Baird Pg. 29-32

Hook: Daiichi 2340
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: Mallard flank fibers
Body: Rear 1/2 silver tinsel, front 1/2 black dubbing
Rib: Gold oval tinsel
Underwing: White marabou
Wing: 2 blue hackles flanked by badger hackle
Shoulder: Mallard flank 1/3 body length
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: The Invincible Ghost is a local Nova Scotia pattern created by Reg Baird and was introduced to the waters of Kejimkujic National Park in 1983 and holds the reputation of the most successful streamer to ever be fished in the park waters. Gary has had the pleasure of releasing both trout and salmon from this fly in many different rivers.

Reg is one of Canada's most renowned Fly fisherman, author, guide and was invited to be a member of Canada's elite World Fly Fishing Team. He is a true gentleman and to spend a day on the water with him should be considered an honor. He has graciously offered one of his books "Living with Trout" to accompany Gary's fly for the Streamer 365 auction. and this book is wonderful read.

Here is a quote on the pattern from Reg's Book.
'A firm believer in "Matching the Hatch", all my dry flies and nymphs come as close as possible in coloration to the Naturals. To a large extent the same holds true for my streamer patterns. Any number of time tested streamers will take fish, but most could hardly be described as the fly you would choose if your life depended upon catching a trout. I may be going out on a limb but here is a pattern for those life and death situations. Its is a combination of the best streamer flies ever designed the Invincible Minnow and Black Ghost. I christened it the Invincible Ghost.'

If you are interested in getting a hold of Reg's book, Living with Trout, you may get in touch with him at 902-467-3126.
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Comments

Comment to #339 - Invincible Ghost...

The fly is a beauty. I love the choice of materials, and color scheme here too. WELL DONE!

Comment to #339 - Invincible Ghost...

Very nice fly Gary,looks like it woud work great on our sea trout here in the U.K....

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Very nice colors great shape, and most be working

Comment to #339 - Invincible Ghost...

Gary, One of the prettiest flies I have ever seen. I am unfamiliar with the pattern & the originator, but will definitely read up on Mr. Baird. A fabulous fly tied perfectly!
Cheers, Joel

Comment to #339 - Invincible Ghost...

Looking real good there

Comment to #339 - Invincible Ghost...

Great job Gary!

Comment to #339 - Invincible Ghost...

Ha dei bei colori.

Comment to #339 - Invincible Ghost...

Thanks folks. This fly is always a top producer for me every year... I also can not thank Reg enough for donating one of his books to go along with this fly. I hope someone really enjoys it when it goes up for auction...

Comment to #339 - Invincible Ghost...

Your ties are works of art. Truly amazing! Thank you for sharing them with everyone!

Comment to #339 - Invincible Ghost...

that's a most-excellent talent to have. very nice fly.

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Very nice one!

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