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FLIES AND SCHOOL 026

JOCK SCOTT SALMON TUBE FLY

£3.99

This is my version of th famous Jock Scott Salmon Fly, tied with fox wing and traditional floss body, a great Tweed pattern.

Tthe orginal pattern was tied by Jock Scott, Lord John Scott's Ghillie, who was born at Branxholme, some 3 miles to the south of Hawick in February of 1817.  
In the year 1845 Jock Scott accompanied his master to Norway, and to wile away the tedium of a stormy voyage he occupied himself with dressing flies for the approaching campaign; one result of his labours was the fly which has made his name famous among salmon fishers the world over.  

Following Lord John Scott's death, Jock Scott gave the pattern to John Forrest of Kelso, proprietor of the famous firm, who one day at Bemersyde, after trying a lot of flies in vain, put it on the fly and with such marked success that he thereupon named it after the inventor and 'Jock Scott' it will remain while salmon swim in the Tweed".