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
  • Poll closed .


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The highest standard so far? I think so

Well done to the winners, I’m clutching my one vote with pride..:D

What a great competition Iain, cracking start:thumb:.

Wafty Cranker

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Great entry and well done to all the winners, April is going to be busy for you Iain, thanks for taking this on.:)


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Well done to all the winners and entrants for a good month.

Special thanks to iain for your first completed totm, a seamless transition from gk very well done and many thanks.

Cheers andy

Well thank you very much. I almost got it right until Zamora pointed out that I hadn't asked before changing his name to Muddy Waters...:doh:


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Many thanks to those who voted for me - it could really have been any of at least 10 flies. Very happy to share top spot with Silver Seeker - whose fly tying is amazing - i doubt there are many of us on here who aren't jealous at how sublime and tidy he ties - especially those heads - so well done SS. Well done to all entrants and some new faces with some great tying skills - and a special mention for Logan - who will be one to watch. Well done sir!


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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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NW Salar
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Grassy Knollington
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Logan Houston
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White Shrimp
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Ryan Houston
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Starburst Shrimp
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Faughan Purple
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Iain Mortimer
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Wafty Cranker
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mc Andy
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billy fish
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Deep respect