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Gary Tanner, Salmonfly.Net's latest contributing fly tyer, hales from Bennington, Vermont, familiar territory for me and not too far from where I grew up.  I know there is some great fishing in that neck of the woods which may be why Gary  has such a  passion for it. With a philosophy that he "tries very hard to fish more than work" and a knack for tying flies that catch fish,   I  envy him, and one of his recent flies - the Celtic Beauty (shown here) hooked 14 Atlantic Salmon in one morning on the Miramichi! 

You can read more about the Celtic Beauty and other flies in Gary's informative blog, The River's Course. It is chock full of great tips, patterns, and other information. The bio below, written by Gary, was copied with permission from that blog. Please read on before  enjoying his flies. August 10th, 2011

I spent 10 years working for the National Wild Turkey Federation, first as a Regional Director, and finally as their first Director of Development. I then became Executive Director of the American Museum of Fly Fishing, a position I held for almost 7 years - making me the longest serving director of that institution in its history (trust me, that's an accomplishment!). I left the nonprofit world to become, happily, a self-employed carpenter/cabinet maker. Leaving the nonprofit grind was the single smartest move I ever made! And now, at 61, I try VERY hard to fish more than I work. I'm getting pretty good at that.

Gary Tanner

A New Atlantic Salmon Fly Designed by Gary Tanner

Celtic Beauty
Celtic Beauty

Other Atlantic Salmon Flies Tied by Gary Tanner

  Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark
General Practitioner
General Practitioner
Life on Mars
Life on Mars
Faughan Shrimp
Faughan Shrimp
 
  The Sneaky
The Sneaky
Curry's Red Shrimp
Curry's Red Shrimp
McCormick's Shrimp
McCormick's Shrimp
Golden Pheasant Spey
Golden Pheasant Spey

Another Original

Unnamed Shrimp
Unnamed Shrimp

More Flies, Stories and Tips, can be Found on Gary's Blog,
The River's Course

 

 

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