Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 8xl #1
Thread: White 8/0
Tail: Blue schlappen
Body: White floss
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Belly: Grey bucktail
Throat: Blue schlappen
Wing: 2 blue hackles flanked by narrow black hackle
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Collar: Gray schlappen
Notes: The Panthers were added to the NFL as a result of the 1993 expansion process which also seen the addition of the Jacksonville Jaguars and began playing in the league during the 1995 season. In 2003, the team earned the nickname Cardiac Cats due to their habit of playing close games, with the outcome being decided in the final minutes of play. This kept the spectators on edge until the last second, and made for exciting gameplay. The Panther’s logo is predominately blue and black, but also includes gray whiskers on the cat, a detail Don has acknowledged with the sparse collar of gray schlappen that shrouds the front on the streamer.
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.
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