#175 – Happy Garrison (Var)

#175 Happy Garrison Variation - Gary Fraser

#175 Happy Garrison Variation – Gary Fraser

Tied by: Gary Fraser
Originated by: Carrie Stevens
Source: Carrie G. Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies – Hilyard Pg. 136-137

Hook: Partridge CS15 #2
Thread: Black 70 denier
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Golden pheasant crest and pink hackle fibers
Underwing: Peacock herl
Wing: 2 pink hackles flanked by shorter badger hackles
Shoulder: Yellow rump feather from a golden pheasant
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: The name lends a playful and spin on Carrie’s streamers and a glimpse into her personality. The fly itself is an adaptation from the Carrie’s Special and named for her cocker spaniel of the same name. This has cemented Carrie’s companion’s name into the modern streamer aficionado’s lexicon.

Gary Fraser Gary Fraser – 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 nsflyfishing.com 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.
[visit Gary’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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2 Responses to #175 – Happy Garrison (Var)

  1. Kelly L says:

    Sweet fly there Gary!

  2. Joel Stansbury says:

    Gary, I like it a lot! Very nice job!

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