Jock Scott Salmon Fly

Jock Scott Salmon Fly

Jock Scott Salmon Fly.  The Jock Scott is a dressed salmon fly type created in 1850 by John (Jock) Scott, born at Branxholm in Roxburghshire in 1817.The Jock Scott has been used as a metaphor for fly fishing in general. The protagonist of The Edwardians by Vita Sackville-West is described as follows at the coronation of George V: He was bored, he was disgusted; he wished that he might be casting a Jock Scott into the Tay. Usual size is 1 ¼ to 3 inches . 

Materials 

  • Typical hooks: salmon fly hook. 
  • Tail: use a topping and indian crow. 
  • Body:    golden yellow and black floss, black herl, Toucan feathers, 
  • Wing :   pair of black White-tipped Turkey tail strips; “mixed” sheath of “married” strands of Peacock wing, Yellow, Scarlet and Blue Swan, Bustard, Florican and Golden Pheasant tail; two strands of Peacock sword feather above; “married” narrow strips of Teal and barred Summer Duck at the sides; brown Mallard over two strands of Peacock sword feather above; Jungle cock
  •  Ribbing:    Fine oval silver tinsel, black floss 
  • Hackle:    black hackle 
  • Tag:    Silver tinsel 
  • Butt :   Black Herl 
  • Throat:    Speckled Gallina 
  • Cheek:    Blue Chatterer; a Topping over all. 
  • Shoulder:    horn of blue and yellow Macaw