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    Default CLARET SCOTT - Just old flies - December 28, 2009

    CLARET SCOTT

    I've found only three references to this fly, a recipe in Hardy's*Salmon Fishing, another mention in an article written for Bailey's magazine some time between 1860 and 1910 and a third listing in*The Catalogue of Hardy's Angling Specialties, as a good fly for the Forth and Teith. The fly is called either the Claret Scott or the Claret Jock Scott depending on the publication.

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    Good Gracious Me!! What a drop dead gorgeous dressing, Eric. The story was top notch as usual. Well done.

    REE
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    Really great stuff as usual, Eric. However, my feeble brain is a bit overwhelmed as is normal when deciphering salmon fly tying instructions.
    I do love them though!!

    Thanks,
    Rodger

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    What an incredible looking fly, and what effort and expertise must have gone into creating it. Thanks for sharing. It's on my list when I finally decide to take the plunge into these dressings.

    Kelly.
    Tight Lines,

    Kelly.

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    Kelly -

    The thing is - you do have the tying skills and artistic ability to tie such flies.

    May I be the first to give you a "nudge" ??

    John
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    Thanks, John. I know I just need to take the plunge. Maybe now, as I'm healing up from the ankle and hip surgeries, I ought to get cracking. I don't think I'll start with this one though, I've thought about trying the Green Highlander for a first try. Anyway, thanks for the encouragement!

    Kelly.
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    Kelly.

    "There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home."

    Roderick Haig-Brown, "Fisherman's Spring"

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