"The most famous of all salmon flies, created in
1845 by Jock Scott, (born in 1817 at Brankholme)
who, for twenty five years, served as Fisherman
to Lord John Scott of Kirkbank on Tweed. A
successful fly, not only in Scotland but also in
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in Canada, in
Spain, Iceland, Finland and Norway." [Another version
is the fly was originated by Lord John Scott's water
"Indeed it was on a voyage to Norway that the first
Jock Scott was tied. Sir Edward Grey, in Fly
Fishing, said of the Jock Scott, "the best all round
fly, excellent for all seasons, weathers and waters
in Great Britain, and to be used of all sizes. I
believe the Jock Scott to be the best blend of
colour that has ever been invented for a salmon
fly." High praise indeed."
Hook: Mustad #36890 or #3582C, sizes 5/0, 4/0, 3/0, 2/0,1/0,
2-4-6-8-10. [Shown tied on an antique (100 yr. old) John James & Sons hook.]
Thread: Black silk.
Tail: Gold pheasant crest long, silver pheasant short.
Tag: Silver tinsel.
Tip: Yellow floss.
Butt: Black ostrich herl.
Body: Rear, yellow floss, front, black floss.
Ribbing: Silver tinsel.
Center Joint: Black ostrich herl.
Wing: White tipped turkey for inner wing, outerwing is married
gold pheasant tail, red, blue, and yellow strips of swan. Brown mallard,
yellow and teal at top.
Shoulders: Jungle cock.
Topping: Peacock sword and gold pheasant crest.
Credits: Text from:
Dressing from Dick Surett's Trout and Salmon Fly Index,
Published by Stackpole Books.