#21-2013 – Hunting MacLeod by Scott Murdock

#21-2013 Hunting MacLeod - Scott Murdock
#21-2013 Hunting MacLeod – Scott Murdock

Tied by: Scott Murdock
Originated by: Scott Murdock

Hook: Daiichi Alec Jackson #3/0
Thread: Black 8/0
Tag: Gold oval tinsel
Body: Dark blue floss
Rib: Gold embossed tinsel edged with gold oval tinsel on each side
Throat: Peacock herl, claret bucktail and golden pheasant crest
Wing: Red bucktail under green bucktail under blue bucktail
Shoulder: Guinea fowl
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Topping: Golden pheasant crest
Head: Black

Notes: The Hunting MacLeod is a part of a four fly series that uses Scottish tartans are the basis for the colors of the streamers. The idea was spawned one evening while Scott was on shift with U.S. Customs on the Alaska / Yukon border on the Alaska highway. It was a slow night, and it came to realization that the four men on duty were each representing a different clan. The Hunting MacLeod fly takes it’s colour cues from the Green MacLeod tartan, a green, black and blue tartan, with red and yellow lines also known as the MacLeod hunting tartan. There are also several other tartans assosiated with the clan including the loud MacLeod, a bright yellow and black

scott_murdockScott Murdock- I started tying flies in the 80’s and it wasn’t long before I made a visit to The American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester VT to visit a family rod that was displayed there. I noticed the Atlantic Salmon Fly plates that were then on display. Realizing that I actually had an idea of how these things were constructed (yet knowing that I had a lot to learn) I drank the proverbial “Kool-aid” and embarked on the process of learning to tie display patterns.
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4 Comments

  1. That sure is a beauty. I wish I could tie flies like that. That is a real beauty.I hope there are more to come…

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