Got a couple of orders for Jock Scott – to be fished here in Norway. One of them was a specific request: a standard JS, but with a heron hackle instead of the called-for black hackle. I think it turned out very good, and I now need to tie up a couple of this variant for my Gaula fishing in July!
Childers – a pattern I have tied both for presentation and for fishing before, but never tied in hand. Will tie up with this style for fishing as well, to go with a box I’m building up for the ASFI later this summer.
The hook is a approx #5/0 from Flemming, a beautiful hook to tie on – the finish on it is just exquisite!
Hook: Alec Jackson 2060 #3/0
Body: Orange silk. Green, Red and Brown wool mixed
Hackle: Heron from second turn
Wing: Golden pheasant tail
A pattern from the Farlows book that was given as a challenge on The Spey Tyer group on facebook. The only difference here from the Keson version is the body: Where Kelson had olive-green, Farlows had Green, Red & Brown wool mixed.
Tied this sparsely to bring for fishing, so went with just a few turns of hackle, and a hackle that wasn’t dense in fibers. A pure Golden pheasant wing is not something that is too easy to work with, but as long as you take your time it will come together in the end.