Published Nov 25. 2011 - 12 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 29. 2020

Gary Fraser

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Gary Fraser

Gary's Streamers

#55 Molloy Smelt - Gary Fraser
#125 Backcountry Smelt - Gary Fraser
#175 Happy Garrison Variation - Gary Fraser #175 Happy Garrison Variation - Gary Fraser
#206 Baby Blue - Gary Fraser #206 Baby Blue - Gary Fraser
#233 Miss Kait - Gary Fraser #233 Miss Kait - Gary Fraser
#254 Down North - Gary Fraser #254 Down North - Gary Fraser
#292 Durham Ranger Conversion - Gary Fraser #292 Durham Ranger Conversion - Gary Fraser
#319 Green Hornet Variant - Gary Fraser #319 Green Hornet Variant - Gary Fraser
#339 Invincible Ghost - Gary Fraser #339 Invincible Ghost - Gary Fraser
#12-2013 Campeona - Gary Fraser #12-2013 Campeona - Gary Fraser
#43-2013 Silver Jungle Streamer - Gary Fraser #43-2013 Silver Jungle Streamer - Gary Fraser
#72-2013 Leitz Bucktail - Gary Fraser #72-2013 Leitz Bucktail - Gary Fraser

Gary's Biography

My name is Gary Fraser from Nova Scotia. Born in Rural Cape Breton I had the luxury of growing up with some of the finest trout and salmon fishing in the world on my doorstep. I am a father of two, an avid outdoorsman, guide and owner of a website used with other guides and anglers to promote fly fishing and fly tying here in Atlantic Canada. I have had little time on the water the last number of years with a young family and working away but things are coming together for a great 2012 season. My kids are both fly fishing trout and tying flies with me now as they are getting older and we are all looking forward to the next season to open. In 2012 my son will be added as an angler to my salmon license and my goal will be for him to land his first Atlantic Salmon which will be the highlight of my season to say the least.

I was actually introduced to fishing at the age of five by my grandfather. After he passed away, a neighbor, John MacLeod taught me to fly fish at age ten and I have seldom used another method since. This led me to learning to tie my own flies at twelve and when I struggled I would go watch Rick MacDonald tying at a shop in Margaree . He would take the time to answer my questions and show me some tricks. Being from Cape Breton my heart belongs to the rivers there and luckily they still hold good populations of wild native brook trout and Atlantic Salmon. In the fall the colors of the mountains surrounding you makes the trip worth while making landing a fish a bonus to the trip.

I think one of the most addictive things in the sport of fly fishing and fly tying is the connection between others. In 30 yrs of fly fishing I have rarely heard negative comments to others on the river or at the bench. Most involved are only to happy to share with others and pass their knowledge along like all the talented folks involved with this project. Its nice to see any group pull together but I think credit should be made to Darren and all involved in this and I hope its nothing short of a success.


Comment to Gary Fraser...

Gary, you mention Rick MacDonald. Would you have a photo or illustration of his shrimp streamer atlantic salmon fly? It sounds like it would be a great Fall run fly and I'd like to tie up a few for the Mirimachi river later this year.

Comment to Gary Fraser...

Hey Peter the only streamer pattern I recall was one similar to a single GP. He also tied a shrimp pattern called the Bras D'or Creeper that has landed me alot of rainbows. This may be the one your referring to.
Here is the recipe for his gp streamer
Hook: Streamer
Tail: orange bucktail orange krystal flash topped with golden pheasant tippet
Body: Orange floss and golden pheasant body feather(RED) tied in the middle and at the head
Rib: Gold tinsel wound on the body
Hackle: Orange hackle tied in at the tail and palmered to the head

Comment to Gary Fraser...

Love the fly the fact that the rest of the world gets to see how our "streamer whiz kid" can really create beauty! Those who don't know Gary, he is THE example of his above statement about "happy to share and pass along their knowledge". Thanks Gary, you and your site are primo!!

Comment to Gary Fraser...

Hey Murray I appreciate your comments but its easy to pass along something you love to do. I am glad you enjoy the site and I hope to share some water with you this upcoming season.

Comment to Gary Fraser...

Well, dear heart, I am sending you a link shortly to your nomination for One Lovely Blog award. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S

be back in a put the coffee on....

Never told you how much your "being fit to be tied" makes my day.

Comment to Gary Fraser... Here is the link dear heart. I am fortunate to learn from you and blessed that I was raised in the Maritime s every summer of my childhood. Got to live in Boistown New Brunswick for part of high school.

Blessings on your wonderful your blog.


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