Scott Murdock Streamer Collection 2014

Scott Murdock Streamers

We welcome Scott back again to share several of his wonderful series of flies. This collection features four smaller collections, or sampler sets of flies, each based on colours selected by the important women in his life. The idea of the sampler set started with Scott’s Tartan series. Each fly in the series may be tied in a number of different styles such as Spey, Atlantic Salmon, Irish Shrimp or traditional wet winged trout flies so long as it adheares to the colour combination set by Scott.

The patterns presented below have become known as the “Chic” flies. These are patterns that reflect the various color schemes from the women in Scott’s life. They are Gina, Tammy, Karen, and Amy and Amanda whom happened to both choose the same colours.

Scott’s wife Gina, came up with sophisticated combination of blue yellow and black. It is a nice combination that works quite well for the married wing salmon fly. As a testament to its appeal, it was featured on Phil Castelman’s site for quite sometime. It translates well into the Rangeley streamer, hair wing and Spey effortlessly.

Tammy Burgess, a noted cowboy artist and Scott’s original framer, came up with the combination of black, claret and green. This selection is a reflection of her critical artist’s eye for colour, and makes for a real fish getting theme.

Karen is a girlfriend from the past, but one who has remained a good friend and a favorite skiing buddy. Karen decided on a blue and silver mix, leaving the rest up to Scott. A set of the Karen flies still lives at her house.

Amy and Amanda come from two places but have united in their choice of colour of pink and purple. Amy is a former fly tying student and now teaches fly tying along side Scott at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Amanda is a friend of a friend, and we’ll leave it at that. The combination has a strong feminine line and no doubt the fall run of Alaskan anadromous will lend a lip to prove its allure.

Scott notes that morphing these basic color ideas into several different styles is an interesting project, but lead to the conclusion that not every pattern worked with all the styles. The patterns below are the styles that Scott felt worked best with each of the combinations.

Thanks Scott for sharing your streamers with us.

Click the images below for larger images and fly recipes.

Gina's Fly series by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly series by Scott Murdock

Tammy's Fly series by Scott Murdock

Tammy’s Fly series by Scott Murdock

Karen's Fly series by Scott Murdock

Karen’s Fly series by Scott Murdock

Amy Amanda Fly series by Scott Murdock

Amy Amanda’s Fly series by Scott Murdock

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 tye display patterns.
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Gina’s Fly series by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly series

Gina's Fly series by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly series by Scott Murdock

Gina's Fly - Atlantic Salmon Featherwing by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Atlantic Salmon Featherwing by Scott Murdock

Gina's Fly - Spey by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Spey by Scott Murdock

Gina's Fly - Hairwing by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Hairwing by Scott Murdock

Gina's Fly - Rangeley Streamer by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Rangeley Streamer by Scott Murdock

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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 tye display patterns.
[visit Scott's streamer page on Streamers 365]

Gina’s Fly Atlantic Salmon Featherwing by Scott Murdock

Gina's Fly - Atlantic Salmon Featherwing by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Atlantic Salmon Featherwing by Scott Murdock

Tied by: Scott Murdock
Originated by: Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Atlantic Salmon Featherwing Fly Pattern

Hook: Partridge CS 10/1 #2/0
Thread: 6/0 black
Tip: Gold fine oval tinsel
Tag: Yellow floss
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Butt: Blue wool
Body: Black floss
Rib: Gold embossed tinsel bounded by gold oval tinsel
Under-veiling: Jungle cock neck feather
Throat: Golden mallard flank under guinea fowl saddle
Wing: Single strips of black, blue, and yellow dyed turkey bounded by natural turkey
Topping: Golden pheasant crest
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Blue wool

Back to Gina’s Fly series …

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 tye display patterns.
[visit Scott's streamer page on Streamers 365]

Gina’s Fly Spey by Scott Murdock

Gina's Fly - Spey by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Spey by Scott Murdock

Tied by: Scott Murdock
Originated by: Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Spey Fly Pattern

Hook: Alec Jackson #1.5
Thread: 6/0 black
Tip: Gold fine oval tinsel
Tag: Yellow floss
Butt: Blue wool
Body: Black floss
Rib: Gold embossed tinsel counter wrapped with gold oval tinsel
Throat: Black spey hackle under guinea saddle
Wing: Jungle cock eye under bronze mallard flank
Head: Blue wool
Head: Black

Back to Gina’s Fly series …

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 tye display patterns.
[visit Scott's streamer page on Streamers 365]v

Gina’s Fly Hairwing by Scott Murdock

Gina's Fly - Hairwing by Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Hairwing by Scott Murdock

Tied by: Scott Murdock
Originated by: Scott Murdock

Gina’s Fly – Hairwing Fly Pattern

Hook: Partridge CS 10/1 #2/0
Thread: 6/0 black
Tip: Gold fine oval tinsel
Tag: Yellow floss
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Butt: Blue wool
Body: Black floss
Rib: Gold embossed tinsel bounded by gold oval tinsel
Throat: Black spey hackle
Collar: Guinea saddle
Wing: Calf tail black over blue over yellow
Head: Blue enamel

Back to Gina’s Fly series …

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 tye display patterns.
[visit Scott's streamer page on Streamers 365]v

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