#66-2013 – Campbell Old Sett by Scott Murdock

#66-2013 Campbell Old Sett - Scott Murdock
#66-2013 Campbell Old Sett – Scott Murdock

Tied by: Scott Murdock
Originated by: Scott Murdock

Hook: Daiichi Alec Jackson #3/0
Thread: Black 8/0
Tag: Silver oval tinsel
Body: Silver Doctor Blue floss
Rib: Silver embossed tinsel counter wrapped with silver oval tinsel
Hackle: Whiting spey hackle black
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 Campbell tartan called the Campbell Old Sett tartan. The tartan is primarily blue and green with some highlights of black crossed over the cloth. Scott placed the colors on a Spey styled fly using Whiting’s wispy Spey hackle. The tartan may also be known as the Black Watch or the Government Sett.

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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