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Old 01-15-2012, 07:43 PM
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Default Jock Scott 1/0

A while ago I professed my desire to tie a Jock Scott before Christmas, and I managed a scruffy, 'already fished' looking effort which i posted in a thread in December

Today I finally got around to tying another.
The last attempt i posted on a number of different forums and got some great feedback, which combined with some background reading on techniques etc, enabled me to have a somewhat better second crack at tying this fly.

So here it is. (If you look at the first thread you can see how the first Jock Scott came out)

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There is still a lot of work to be done; here's what I see 'not right' with this one:
1 - Body is too fat. It needs to be more cigar like in taper, rather than 'FAT' the whole way.
2 - Proportion of yellow to black in the body is not right, yellow needs to be a little shorter. Also, the ribbing in the black half needs to be more consistent in pitch.
3 - Need to work on the GP Crest in the tail. Less loose fibers would be better.
4 - I forgot to include the Toucan butting on top and bottom of the yellow half of body.
5 - The Married wing could be better aligned, and stacked on white tipped turkey rather than have that married to the wing.
6 - Shoulders are missing. I already had a lot going on at the head so i omitted them.
7 - Sides of woodduck and gadwell duck would be better aligned and married.
8 - I left off the peacock sword topping (normally under the GP Crest)
9 - Smaller chatterer cheeks, as well as better alignment side to side.
10 - Horn need to better aligned, although on this version at least they cross at the tips over the topping, rather than parallel on my first attempt.

Obviously there is still a lot of work for me to accomplish before I become really good and perhaps progress to blind eye hooks. But, given this is only the second time I've tied a fly of this nature I'm pretty pleased with the improvement from my first one.
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