#305 – Chicago TCC

#305 Chicago - Team Colors Collection - Don Soar
#305 Chicago – Team Colors Collection – Don Soar

Tied by: Don Soar
Originated by: Don Soar

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 8xl #1
Thread: White 8/0
Tail: Dark blue hackle fibers
Body: Dark blue floss
Rib: Orange flat tinsel, fine
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: White hackle fibers
Wing: 4 dark blue hackle
Shoulder: Ringneck pheasant body feather dyed black with a ringneck pheasant ring feather dyed orange
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Da Bears are one of the two remaining original teams in the NFL. The franchise began in Decatur, Illinois, in 1919 before moving to Chicago in 1921. The Bears captured their first Superbowl in 1985, but had captured eight league championships prior to the Superbowl era. The hackle don uses is magical, displaying a mystical blue on the back side of the dark blue facade. A fiery splash of orange crowns the streamer, giving a bright spot to the dark fly.

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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