06 Apr 2014

Scottish Dragon

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Mike Townend of Aberdeen, Scotland recently produced, and shared on the salmon fly tyers’ group on Facebook, what he called:

“A new family pet for my grand-daughter. It is a newly hatched wee Scottish dragon. Here are a couple of facts about it. It is over 16″ long with an over 12″ wing span and I would advise you once it is fully grown to lock up your beasties, this may become an animal and the hook is a 6/0 ever so slightly long.”

Mike’s dragon is a tour-de-force of fly-tying and a spectacular exhibition piece. I don’t expect a lot of people could compete with either Mike’s tying or his materials collection. This dragon has got enough rare and exotic materials in it that it would have to cost like a used car.

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