#44-2013 – Scott Ancient by Scott Murdock

#44-2013 Scott Ancient - Scott Murdock
#44-2013 Scott Ancient – 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: Green floss
Rib: Orange floss edged by gold and silver oval tinsel
Throat: Peacock herl, white bucktail and golden pheasant crest
Wing: Green bucktail under dark blue bucktail
Collar: Guinea fowl
Head: Black

Notes: Scott developed the fly by pulling colors from a version of the Scott tartan called the Scott Green Ancient. The tartan is primarily green with a heavy influence of blue with a bit of yellow, orange , black a white crossed in. The Scott clan was known to be a powerful Border Clan who quarreled regularly with their neighbors. Hopes are that the tradition continues once the fly is face to face with some feisty salmonids.

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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