#365 – Harold Brown Jr.

#365 Harold Brown Jr. - Don Soar

#365 Harold Brown Jr. – 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: Copper flat tinsel
Tail: Lady Amherst pheasant crest
Body: White floss
Rib: Copper oval tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Lady Amherst pheasant crest
Wing: 4 white hackles
Shoulder: Red golden pheasant body feather
Cheek: Silver pheasant body feather
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Topping: Lady Amherst pheasant crest
Head: Black

Notes: On December 30th, 2010, Harold E. Brown Jr., 37, died in the line of duty as an intelligence officer in the Khost Province of Afghanistan. Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Army and proudly served assignments in Bosnia, the Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. When the news of Harold Brown’s death reached his hometown of Bolton, Massachusetts, flags stood at half mast and residents expressed their condolences to the family of the community’s respected citizen. Don tied this dignified streamer to honor the memory of his dear friend.

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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8 Comments

  1. Hey I gotta love everything named Harold! Good thing this is an awesome fly also!

  2. Blake says:

    wicked fly, i agree, red and white is a given go-to

  3. Peter Simonson says:

    Don,
    Really a beautiful memorial to another fallen America’s best.
    -Peter

  4. Jim Bennett says:

    Red and white colour is always a good choice,i am sure Harold would have just loved this pattern..

  5. streamertyer says:

    Fitting, handsome tribute Mr. Soar.

  6. tfulton8 says:

    This is a fitting tribute to a fallen hero as well as an excellent tie.

  7. Kelly L says:

    First off, this is a great tribute fly. Second, you can’t go wrong with red and white. Fish love that combo. Beautiful tie to top it off. Well done.

  8. Eunan says:

    Beautiful Fly

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