Jock Scott is one of those patterns that made me want to tie classics in the first place, and it is still one of those patterns that catch my eye whenever I see it.
Hope to get together a side in my box with JS this winter for the fishing season next year, got to start early!
Today a rather big freestyle session on a #5/0 Harrison Bartleet Long Dee hook. Waiting for a project that requires some very long wings, so I thought I’d spend the Sunday on some practice. Keeping the wing set high and with quite dark tones in the body and wing will contrast well with the grey heron hackle.
Dunt, on a Daiichi 2271 #1 – http://flyhooks.org/daiichi/2271
Working through some different dee patterns with variations to fill up the box for next years season.
Some basic zonkers in crawfish orange and red sealsfur throat, this will be a great pattern for muddy water!
Hook: Partridge M2 #2/0
Tag: Veevus small, Lagartun yellow silk floss
Body: first half yellow with red veiling, second half silver, separated by ostrich herl
Rib: Veevus small
Hackle: Yellow over silver
Front hackle: Red
Wing: Yellow swan underwing, 2 yellow rooster back to back, red GP tail feather
Sides: Black&white + Blue Guinea, CDC toucan, JC
A while back I got a request from a person I know from Facebook if I could help out with a pattern that he had a magazine clipping of, but never had seen in real-life. The pattern was created by Alex Simpson and was a pattern inspired by the moon landing in 1969: the silver body being the rocket body, red and yellow tail was the flames, the blue/black guinea was the surface of the moon and the JC the windows out to space.
The original pattern calls for Indian Crow (veiling) and Toucan (sides), but I don’t have that, so going for some substitutes in the spirit of the idea behind the pattern instead. The picture included (a very small one) also shows what appears as IC veiling on the tail, but it was not in the pattern description that I was sent, so I excluded that.