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Saturday, 5 July 2014

Tying the Gary Scott Salmon Fly with Davie McPhail

Davie ties the Gary Scott Salmon Fly, a feather winged Salmon fly designed for local guide and casting instructor, Gary Scott.

Materials Used;
Hook: Ken Sawada Black Spey size 8
Threads: White and Black Uni-8/0
Tag: HoloG Tinsel Gold
Tails: Golden Pheasant Crest Dyed Hot Orange and Sunburst
Rib: HoloG Tinsel Gold
Body: Glo-Brite Floss Yellow and Golden Yellow Opossum or something similar
Under-Wing: Polar Bear Fibre dyed Sunburst
Sides: Dyed Golden Yellow Jungle Cock
First Hackle: White Eared Pheasant dyed Flame
This is rolled on small flies to keep the dressing in proportion but in the larger flies use the full feather and wind up the body from the Yellow Stout Floss
Front Hackle: Dyed Blue White Eared Pheasant
Wing: Peacock Wing quills
Head: Glo-Brite Floss No.4

Davies preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre - if you need any help finding them or choosing substitutes we will be more than happy to help!

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