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
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.
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