Gary Tanner

Gary Tanner

Gary Tanner

Gary’s Streamers

#45 Dark Green Beauty - Gary P. Tanner

#45 Dark Green Beauty - Gary P. Tanner

#2-2013 Golden Eagle - Gary P. Tanner

#2-2013 Golden Eagle – Gary P. Tanner

#55-2013 Blue Smelt - Gary Tanner & Loretta Parent

#55-2013 Blue Smelt – Gary Tanner & Loretta Parent

Gary’s Biography

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.

You can check out Gary’s blog on fishing and fly tying by visiting


4 Responses to Gary Tanner

  1. Gary Magee says:

    I loved the picture of the really relaxed guy in the photo. Would like to take him fishing. An old friend from Pa. Gary Magee

  2. Tara says:

    Raise heritage turkeys in many colour patterns and would like to speak with you about your applications for using turkey feathers in fly tying.

    Thank you kindly.

    • Gary Tanner says:

      Hi, I just now saw this, sorry I didn’t see it sooner. I don’t use a lot of turkey feathers in the flies I tie, sad to say. You might surf around this site and see what tyers are showing flies tied with some turkey.
      Sorry not to be of any help,

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