#277 – Minnesota TCC

#277 Minnesota - Team Colors Collection - Don Soar
#277 Minnesota – Team Colors Collection – Don Soar

Tied by: Don Soar
Originated by: Don Soar

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 8xl #2
Thread: Black
Body: Purple floss
Rib: Gold oval tinsel
Throat: White schlappen and golden pheasant crest
Wing: 4 purple hackles
Shoulder: Lady Amherst pheasant tippet
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: The Vikings have been a part of the NFL since 1960, coming to the league as an expansion team. Purple pride is easy to spot in Don’s creation, with both the wing and body dressed in Vikes colours. Viktor the Viking’s golden locks manifest themselves in the yellow of the pheasant crest used on the pattern’s throat. It has been said that purple is a color that trout can easily key in on, in part because of properties in the color’s wavelength, it can be seen well after other colours disappear in the water. At times when the river is quiet, a purple streamer can inject some action into the water.

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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