Tied by: Marcelo Morales
Originated by: Mr. Scott
Source: Streamer Fly Fishing in Fresh and Salt Water, Bates (1999) Pg. 362
Hook: Partridge CS15 #4
Thread: Black 8/0
Tag: Silver flat tinsel (optional)
Tail: Scarlet hackle tips
Body: Brown wool / antron dubbing
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Throat: Yellow hackle
Wing: Yellow bucktail
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: The Scott Special is a family pattern originating from the Scott family of Pittsburg, New Hampshire. The bucktail was was designed and fished for the Connecticut Lakes and Connecticut River of New England. It is touted to be a decent lure for trout species and has been successful in taking fish across the country. It is particularly effective in dark water and discolored waters, a bright beacon to draw in curious trout. Marcelo ties the fly with his stylized tapered wool body and precisely stacked bucktail wing. Marcelo tied this pattern for Paul Schmookler to be included in the massive streamer collection in ‘Forgotten Flies‘. A special thanks to Les Booth for his help in tracking down the pattern origins.
Marcelo Morales – I began fly fishing in the early seventies. Jorge Donovan and Bebe Anchorena were my mentors, they were fantastic casters and know the rivers intimately. Both were very good friends of Joe Brooks and it was from him that they learnt the way of the big streamers and monster browns. Just to make my life easier, I build bamboo rods and fish them a lot along my country. My mother paints watercolors, and my father painted with oils when he was young so I think fly fishing in my case is another form of art and I try to feel like an artist creating something unique every time I tie a fly, build a rod or fish.
Buenos Aires Anglers
[visit Marcelo’s streamer page on Streamers 365]