Tie of the Month: February 2020 'A Scotsman at heart'

Winner of TOTM February 2020 - A Scotsman at Heart

  • Slaneybs

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • NW Salar

    Votes: 5 9.1%
  • Perrypoker

    Votes: 2 3.6%
  • Clydebuilt

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • SteveO

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Muddy Waters

    Votes: 3 5.5%
  • Grassy Knollington

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • Slaneysider

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Logan Houston (<18 years old)

    Votes: 4 7.3%
  • White Shrimp

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Andrzej

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • DrPatrickT

    Votes: 6 10.9%
  • Ryan Houston

    Votes: 5 9.1%
  • GPU

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • gwelsher

    Votes: 2 3.6%
  • Prezmek

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • Starburst Shrimp

    Votes: 3 5.5%
  • Silverseeker

    Votes: 6 10.9%
  • FaughanPurple

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Iain Mortimer

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • JockieScott

    Votes: 3 5.5%
  • CharlesW

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wafty Cranker

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Keithick

    Votes: 5 9.1%
  • Doublehooked

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • mc Andy

    Votes: 2 3.6%
  • Fergal 1975

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • Heero

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • billy fish

    Votes: 2 3.6%
  • GaryD

    Votes: 1 1.8%

  • Total voters
    55
  • Poll closed .

iainmortimer

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February TOTM theme: ‘A Scotsman at heart’

I figured I’d risk abusing my position and your good nature by being self-centred and basing this month’s tie on myself by way of introduction. I’m in my fifties and started fishing as a tender 4 year old with a dapping rod that felt like a telegraph pole, for wee brownies in the lochs around Paisley. Trout and fly fishing were soon central to my existence with every possible excuse used to be by or on the water. Around seven years of age I was let loose with a split cane six weight and taught to fish traditional loch style and then shoot a long line before finally earning my graduation onto salmon. Almost as soon I did though, we moved to the far south east of England and my fly fishing stopped for a number of years due to no local waters and a lack of anglers in my immediate family or friends. In the last 10 years with children growing up I found the time to rekindle a love of fluff chucking chasing trout and grayling on chalkstreams, then back to my much loved tumbling rocky streams and rivers albeit in Wales rather than Scotland, began chasing bass and anything else in the sea and then pike in the winter. During that time I also re-started fly tying and then last year, finally, the salmon bug returned and I found you lot and this competition.

So back to that abuse of my position and your good nature…
In honour of the fact that wherever I live I will always be a Scotsman at heart, I’d like everyone to tie a fly with a Scottish heritage.
I felt this would be a good opener, particularly for anyone new, as it leaves the materials choice wide open with many, many fly patterns to choose from.

Specific Guidance:
You can tie on any hook, shank or tube you choose.
The fly should be recognised as having a Scottish heritage through being developed for use in Scottish waters. It may be a classic or modern pattern.

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Logan Houston
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gwelsher
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Prezmek
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Silverseeker
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Faughan Purple
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Iain Mortimer
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Tartan Dagger

I came up with this idea/pattern a while ago but have adapted it some more so its a MkII

Murder trying to get a decent photo but here it is the "Tartan Dagger" :D

Tying:-

Shank: 1 1/2" Waddington
Thread: Fire Orange 8/0
#1 Tag: Medium Gold Oval varnished
#2 Tag: Globrite No5 Floss varnished
Body: Shetland Spindrift Paprika Wool
Rib: Medium Oval Gold
Hackle: Blend and wound Red,Yellow,Purple & Orange cock
Wing: Red, Yellow, Purple and Orange bucktail mix with pearl krinkle flash and JC eyes
A tiny turn of pearl tinsel on the head after the thread

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Great to see the comp. started, I'm off to sea on Monday but look forward to all the contributions

Cheers

Clydebuilt
 
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iainmortimer

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I came up with this idea/pattern a while ago but have adapted it some more so its a MkII

Murder trying to get a decent photo but here it is the "Tartan Dagger" :D

Tying:-

Shank: 1 1/2" Waddington
Thread: Fire Orange 8/0
#1 Tag: Medium Gold Oval varnished
#2 Tag: Globrite No5 Floss varnished
Body: Shetland Spindrift Paprika Wool
Rib: Medium Oval Gold
Hackle: Blend and wound Red,Yellow,Purple & Orange cock
Wing: Red, Yellow, Purple and Orange bucktail mix with pearl krinkle flash and JC eyes
A tiny turn of pearl tinsel on the head after the thread

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Great to see the comp. started, I'm off to sea on Monday but look forward to all the contributions

Cheers

Clydebuilt
That's fast and what a brilliantly inventive first entry! If that's what your photography is like when its 'murder' I hate to think how good it'll be when its an easy! I wish you happy voyaging.
 
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Clydebuilt

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Thanks Iain, time is short so had to think quick to support the ToTM, and as for the pic....there must be a million shots on my mobile to try and get one on focus :lol:
Cheers!!
 

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Ghillie

When I think Scottish patterns that mean a lot to me - top of my list is Willie Gunn - but I've done them ALOT.

So I've gone for an absolute modern classic Scottish Shrimp - The Ghillie. Created by Tony Black. It seems to work every where - and its caught fish Spring, Summer, Autumn - so if i've not got a willie gunn on - then it's the Ghillie!

This is a more 'earlier in the season' version - with a touch of artic

Tight lines, Patrick

Hook: Gold
Tag: Gold oval
Tail: Smidge brushed out Artic red, orange buck, two strands each yellow and orange midge flash, touch of brushed out orange artic half way into bucktail, smidge yellow brushed out yellow artic half way into orange.
Body: Back half gold holo, front black floss - gold oval rib over
Throat: Small amount of Orange buck to back of tail, orange hen to back of hook, blue guinea fowl to hook point
Overwing: yellow barred squirrel, 4 strands gold midge
JC
Head red floss


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As I caught my 1st Dee fish on one it must be the Dee Sheep for me.

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Tag - Oval Silver
Tail - GP Crest
Butt - GloBrite #10
Rib - Oval Silver
Body - Black Floss
Wing - Yellow Polar Bear
Hackle - Kingfisher Blue cock
Wing - Black Squirrel
Cheeks - Jungle Cock
 
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I'll throw this wee cascade variant into the mix, different photo added Charlie Oystercatcher 👍🎣

Butt chartreuse wire
Tail orange artic runner over yellow plus a few strands of flash
Body silver braid
Wing sunburst shadow fox
Hackles yellow and orange cock
JC
 

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iainmortimer

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Iv’e gotta say the standard of flies so far is excellent matched by a very high quality of photography. Did you all get cameras for Christmas?! :wow:
 

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You might want to have a re-read of the rules - specifically rule 5...
The oystercatcher secret society of ***** has spoken again, just waiting to be pedantic once more,I've have tied a few of these since the photo was on fb,I'll post a different photo later,is that ok Charlie
 

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Gold Kinermony Killer Flamethrower variant

I’ll have a go this month with a gold version of the Kinermony Killer Flamethrower.

When Duncan Egan took Jock Royan's orange, yellow, black and blue hairwing pattern and have it the Flamethrower treatment he produced one of the most beautiful and successful patterns of recent times. The KKF is most definitely my most successful Flamethrower pattern.

I did a gold version as my OCD would not allow me to tie a silver body on a gold hook! 😊

I might update the photo at a later date but this one will do in the meantime.

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Edited 07/02/20: Updated photo.

Hook: Gold Salar
Tag and ribs: Small oval gold
Rear body: gold holographic tinsel
Middle hackle: Yellow hen
First wing: Yellow bucktail
Front body: black floss
First hackle: Orange hen
Wing: Orange bucktail with black bucktail over
Front hackle: Kingfisher blue hen
Eyes: Jungle cock
Head: light blue holographic tinsel
 
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Some seriously fantastic fly's on show lad's :nod: :thumb:
I'll need to get my thinking cap on :nod: as I'm sure I've done the willie gunn to death on the forum :lol:
 

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Cheers Lamsonv10👍,,, got the classic bug couple o year ago,Mr Mcphails blame wi all they youtube vids 🤫🤣🤣
 

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If I was going to be really critical about it...I’d struggle to find any fault. Far harder than it looks to get any classic to look that good!
Thanks Iain , i cud pick oot loads o faults 😳fair happy wi this ane tho, thing is naebody gets tae see the mingers lol 🤫
 

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Thanks Iain , i cud pick oot loads o faults 😳fair happy wi this ane tho, thing is naebody gets tae see the mingers lol 🤫
Maybe Dave Carne and a few others could, but I certainly couldn't. Really nice tying and something for most of us to aspire to.
 

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You could have washed your hands!! That aside, photographic presentation doesn't do any favours, but I'd buy it and fish it!
Kind words👍Hands are ingrained with paint and body filler im afraid , they were clean last holidays tho , honest 🤣personally id rather use the kinermony killer if ma life depended on it , too faird to try one of they classiics tbh
 
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