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Jock Scott Fly

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About the Jock Scott Salmon Atlantic Fly

This is a Dress Fly. John (Jock) Scott, born Branxfolmes, Rocburgshire in 1817, created this enduring pattern in 1850 and Philip tied the fly shown in 1992., it is reputedly the most famous, and most killing of flies.
The Jock Scott is one of the butterfly patterns of the Victorian era and it is considered a masterpiece in harmony and proportion.

Expert Tip:

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for one day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime"
Chinese Proverb

Creator of this salmon atlantic fly: John (Jock) Scott

Tier of this salmon atlantic fly: Philip J Butcher

Country of origin for this salmon atlantic fly: Scotland

This salmon atlantic fly is designed to be fished on Lakes, Rivers & Streams


  • Tag : Round silver tinsel
  • Tail : Topping and Indian crow
  • Butt : Black ostrich herl
  • Body, in two equal halves : First half golden yellow floss, butted with black herl, and veiled above and below with six or more toucan feathers; second half black floss
  • Ribs : Fine oval silver tinsel over golden yellow floss, broader oval silver tinsel or flat silver tinsel and twist over the black floss
  • Hackle : A black hackle over the black floss
  • Throat : Speckled gallena
  • Wings : A pair of black white-tipped turkey tail strips (back to back) over these, but not entirely covering them; a mixed sheath of "married" strands of peacock wing, yellow, scarlet and blue swan or goose, bustard, florican, and golden pheasant tail, two strands of peacock sword feather above, "married narrow strips of teal and barred summer duck at the sides, brown mallard over, a topping over all
  • Sides : Jungle Cock
  • Cheeks : Blue chatterer
  • Head : Black varnish

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