#101 – Tampa Bay TCC

#101 Tampa Bay - Team Colors Collection - Don Soar
#101 Tampa Bay - Team Colors Collection - Don Soar

Tied by: Don Soar
Originated by: Don Soar

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer 8xl
Thread: White
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Body: Olive floss
Rib: Red tinsel
Throat: Red hackle fibers
Underwing: Small bunch of black bucktail and black schlappen tied to separate wing assemblies
Wing: Four red hackles
Shoulder: Peacock body feather
Eye: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: Don’s Tampa Bay submission is a wonderful blend of olive green and red and uses one of the coolest looking shoulder feathers, the peacock body. When the Bucs joined the NFl in 1976, they set a dubious record of 26 straight losses. They lost every game in thier freshman year and continued the streak up to game 12 of the following season for a total of 26 consecutive losses. Their luck turned in 2002 with a Superbowl win against the Oakland Raiders.

The March streamers have now been posted on the auction page and will be open until next Sunday, April 15th. To check out the auctions, visit streamers2012 on ebay.

Don Soar – Born and raised in central Massachusetts now living in Lancaster with my wife of twenty years Nancy. Fishing started young in life tagging along with my brothers. I took up fly fishing in the early 90’s. Ten years later I started tying flies. After meeting Mike Martinek Jr. at a local fly shop I was introduced to the dark side of fly tying, the long fly.
[visit Don’s streamer page on Streamers 365]

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