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  • Slaneybs

    0 0%
  • NW Salar

    5 9.09%
  • Perrypoker

    2 3.64%
  • Clydebuilt

    1 1.82%
  • SteveO

    0 0%
  • Muddy Waters

    3 5.45%
  • Grassy Knollington

    1 1.82%
  • Slaneysider

    0 0%
  • Logan Houston (<18 years old)

    4 7.27%
  • White Shrimp

    0 0%
  • Andrzej

    0 0%
  • DrPatrickT

    6 10.91%
  • Ryan Houston

    5 9.09%
  • GPU

    1 1.82%
  • gwelsher

    2 3.64%
  • Prezmek

    1 1.82%
  • Starburst Shrimp

    3 5.45%
  • Silverseeker

    6 10.91%
  • FaughanPurple

    0 0%
  • Iain Mortimer

    1 1.82%
  • JockieScott

    3 5.45%
  • CharlesW

    0 0%
  • Wafty Cranker

    0 0%
  • Keithick

    5 9.09%
  • Doublehooked

    0 0%
  • mc Andy

    2 3.64%
  • Fergal 1975

    1 1.82%
  • Heero

    0 0%
  • billy fish

    2 3.64%
  • GaryD

    1 1.82%
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  1. #1

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


    February TOTM theme: ĎA Scotsman at heartí

    I figured Iíd risk abusing my position and your good nature by being self-centred and basing this monthís tie on myself by way of introduction. Iím 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 natureÖ
    In honour of the fact that wherever I live I will always be a Scotsman at heart, Iíd 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.

    Slaneybs
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    NW Salar
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    PerryPoker
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    Clydebuilt
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    SteveO
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    MuddyWaters
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    Grassy Knollington
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    SlaneySider
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    Logan Houston
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    White Shrimp
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    Andrzej
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    DrPatrickT
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    Ryan Houston
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    GPU
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    gwelsher
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    Prezmek
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    Starburst Shrimp
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    Silverseeker
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    Faughan Purple
    faughanpurple-jpg

    Iain Mortimer
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    JockieScott
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    CharlesW
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    Wafty Cranker
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    Keithick
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    Doublehooked
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    mc Andy
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    Fergal1975
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    Heero
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    billy fish
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    GaryD
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    Last edited by iainmortimer; 01-03-2020 at 09:48 PM.

  2. #2

    Default 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"

    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

    imag5439_1-jpg

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

    Cheers

    Clydebuilt
    Last edited by Clydebuilt; 01-02-2020 at 06:26 PM. Reason: Photo trouble....

  3. #3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clydebuilt View Post
    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"

    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

    imag5439_1-jpg

    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.
    Last edited by iainmortimer; 01-02-2020 at 09:44 PM.

  4. #4

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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
    Cheers!!

  5. #5
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    Here's my effort the (Dunkeld).
    Tied on a Salar size 5.
    Attached Images Attached Images img_20200202_102627-jpg 
    Never do to others what you would not like them to do to you. ( Confucius)

  6. #6
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    Default 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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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPatrickT View Post
    So I've gone for an absolute modern classic Scottish Shrimp - The Ghillie.
    That's a surprise

    Some great entries so far. I'm still deciding what to do.
    Regards Gary
    Fishing for 60 years and am still trying to understand why I do it, but I love misunderstandings

  8. #8
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    As I caught my 1st Dee fish on one it must be the Dee Sheep for me.

    dee-sheep-jpg

    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
    Last edited by gwelsher; 08-02-2020 at 09:41 PM.
    Regards Gary
    Fishing for 60 years and am still trying to understand why I do it, but I love misunderstandings

  9. #9
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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
    Attached Images Attached Images img_20200203_114350-jpg 
    Last edited by silver seeker; 09-02-2020 at 05:37 PM.
    The early bird gets first run down the pool.

  10. #10

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    Ivíe 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?!

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