#10-2013 – Polar Bear Black Ghost by Don Soar

#10-2013 Polar Bear Black Ghost - Don Soar
#10-2013 Polar Bear Black Ghost – Don Soar

Tied by: Don Soar
Originated by: Herbert “Herbie” Welch

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer hook 6xl #1
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Body: Black floss
Rib: Silver flat tinsel
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: White polar bear hair
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: The story of the Black Ghost (#1) stretches back into the early part of the 20th century. Sometime around 1919 – 1927, Herbert Welch created the iconic black white and yellow ghost. Since it’s development and subsequent success, the pattern has morphed into a plethora of variations. Don’s polar bear wing is one of the more elegant versions, using the coveted translucent Arctic bear hair and finished with richly colored jungle cock.

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]



  1. Trabajo exelente, ideal para pescar al atardecer, el ala de pelo de Polar Bear da muy buenos esultados Excellent job, ideal for fishing at sunset, the hair wing Polar Bear gives very good results

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