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 .

Fergal1975

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I'm looking at all these flies on my work computer rather than on my phone today. Big difference and I can really see how well all these flies are tied now.
 

Zamora

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Muddy Waters

After Ciara storm, I thought there might be some raise at the water levels in the Scottish rivers, so hence the Muddy Waters Spey fly. (You can find this from Bob Veverkas book).

Hook: tmc 202sp #2/0
body: black Berlin wool
Ribs: medium silver tinsel & red and yellow silk
body hackle: black heron
hackle: black hen
wing: bronze mallard
head: black thread

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iainmortimer

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I really like the fact that there's a good selection of classic flies this month that are all creations I could see on the end of my line rather than just in a show case. Great work :thumb:
 

nwsalar

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Thanks. I messed up the wing; being too long. I was looking at some antique flies and my eye was drawn to the wing tip relative to the tail and length of the heron fibers. I totally missed using the hook length as a gauge. Next time.
 

nickolas

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White Shrimp

First designed by Watt Burns from the Dub at Birgham, which later was plagiarised by all and sundry and later known as the white wing on the Tweed. Watty was a great fisherman and boatman who in his day tied thousands of flies for his customers, a lot better than the one attached. All tied with hackle.White Shrimp 1.JPG
 

keithick

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Thanks. I messed up the wing; being too long. I was looking at some antique flies and my eye was drawn to the wing tip relative to the tail and length of the heron fibers. I totally missed using the hook length as a gauge. Next time.
Ive tied a couple of these, they look amazing in the water , wing looks fine to me nwsalar👌
 

ryan houston

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some great entries and a lot of participation which is good to see took me a while to get round to it and I was tempted to tie a classic but those are already well represented so I went for a modern classic with a twist used silver fox as the tail but supported it top and bottom with a wee bit of fox mask
 

Prezmek

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My 1st entry for competition. I have chosen to tye Megan Boyd shrimp by famous Scottish lady fly tyer.
 
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iainmortimer

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Just another day to go before this months competition will be closed and the voting opened. having checked through I see a few new names to the competition but no one that has identified themselves as someone who has just started to tie salmon flies. If you fall into that category could you please let me know either in an edit of your post with your entry or in a new message.

As mentioned by others there's a high number of entries and so thanks to everyone who's taken part so far, its going to be hard to choose!

Thanks,
Iain
 

FaughanPurple

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Guinea Fowl Orange Black and Gold is a theme that runs through many a deadly Scottish classic salmon fly... The Dunked, Munro's Killer and The Gary Dog spring to mind instantly... I've hopefully done them some justice by sticking them on an Irish Shrimp for a swim in 2020..

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CharlesW

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Jock Scott

I've left it a bit late, but I've been struggling with this one.

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I don't have all the materials/feathers for a full/correct version of this pattern, so I have had to substitute with what I do have.
 

iainmortimer

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I've left it a bit late, but I've been struggling with this one.

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I don't have all the materials/feathers for a full/correct version of this pattern, so I have had to substitute with what I do have.
That’s a fly and a half to take on at any time! You’ve a lovely clean line to the wing - is it turkey or goose that you used?
 

Slaneybs

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Jeanie

Had to go to Peter O'Reilly's Irish book to confirm that this is actually Scottish.
last minute tie just to get one in so have gone very simple.

Flat silver tag
Topping tail
Yellow and black floss
Medium oval silver
Black cock hackle
Bronze Mallard
JC
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