The story of how the Gray Ghost came to be is actually very neat. The story goes: Carrie Stevens took a break from chores and grabbed her husband’s vise, who was a Maine Guide, and started tying material on. To my knowledge, she didn’t really have any tying skills (but she clearly knew what she was doing!) besides watching her husband tie, and she was tying “non-traditionally” for that time – meaning it wasn’t common to tie on material parallel to the hook (i.e. streamer style). She went to the Upper Dam Pool behind her house to try out her creation (the Gray Ghost) and she caught a 5lb brook trout.