Daniel Titus Carr
1906 - 1979
Titus “Danny” Carr was born on December 23, 1906 in Doaktown, New Brunswick.
He was the son of Emily Melissa (nee Stewart) and John Frederick Carr.
Carr holding a huge salmon he caught in the 1950’s
lived all his life in the Doaktown area wher he worked as a carpenter and
guide for the Gilks House in Doaktown and Tom Boyd Outfitters in Blackville
before beginning outfitting on his own. His greatest love was the river and
whenever he wasn’t building homes he was guiding Sportsmen and fishing. The
visiting Sportsmen recognized the love and acknowledged that Danny Carr had
for the river. He was noted as an outstanding guide and became famous for his
handcrafted flies used to catch salmon on the Miramichi River. As usually is
the case with successful guides and fly tyers, he became interested in fishing
salmon while quite young.
will be remembered best for his fly tying, an art he practiced for over 50
years. He was always praised for the durability of his flies, and how they
could catch fish. Thomas Balash, an American Sportsman and professional fly
tyer, praised the neatness of Danny Carr’s flies.
to George “Jordie” Donald, one of Danny’s longtime fishing and guiding
friends, Danny originated a real good fly in the 1940’s and named it the
“Ginger Streamer”. The fly became very popular among the local fishermen. It
was most effective when used in the early part of May.
Titus Carr died on October 14, 1979. In 1986 he was inducted into the
Atlantic Salmon Hall of Fame at the Atlantic Salmon Museum in Doaktown, New
Brunswick. In 1995 he was added to Where The Rivers Meet “The Fly Tyers of
New Brunswick” collection.
Streamer” originated by Daniel Titus “Danny” Carr 1940’s
version was tied January 2005 by World Champion Fly Tyer Jerome Molloy
Fine oval gold tinsel
Yellow wool, or floss
oval gold tinsel
dark brown hackles
Yellow buck tail extending to ¾ the length of the body