#314 – Baltimore

#314 Baltimore - Team Colors Collection - Don Soar
#314 Baltimore – 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
Tag: Gold flat tinsel
Body: Purple floss
Rib: Gold flat tinsel
Throat: Purple hackle fibers
Wing: 4 black hackle
Shoulder: Purple teal flank
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black with a red band at the rear

Notes: Don’s streamer, dressed in black, purple and gold is an embodiment of Poe, the Raven’s beloved mascot. The Raven’s came into existence in 1996, moving what was the Cleveland Browns franchise. Cleveland retained the naming rights along with colours, and so the Raven’s, appearing in a new city with new colours appeared as an expansion team. in 2000, lead by a rock solid defence, the team also know as the Riptide Rush came out on top, winning their first Super Bowl. The team continued with strong showings in the ranking, but were not able to repeat in the years following.

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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