The True Original Jock Scott -- All Three of Them

Written for The American Fly Fisher (published by the American Museum of Fly Fishing) as a reply to an article titled The Original Jock Scott by Colonel Joseph D. Bates, Jr., which appeared in the Fall 1990 issue, Vol. 16, No. 3.  This appeared in the Summer 1991 issue, Volume 17, Number 2.   The three Jock Scotts referred to were Lord John Scott (I'm Jock Scott mysel'!"); his ghillie who invented the fly, and for whom it was named, and the fly itself.

Frederic Tolfrey plays a joke on an officious French game warden. He  pretends to have no hunting license, whereupon the game warden is obliged to take him into custody.  After a walk of
 miles back into town, which proves much harder on the warden than his prisoner, Tolfrey produces the missing license confounding his captor. 


The Palingenesis of Frederic Tolfrey, Corinthian

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The Salmon Flies of Major John P. Traherne

Appeared as an introduction in 1993 to Paul Schmookler's The Salmon Flies of Major John  Popkin Traherne (1826-1901), a reprinting of George M. Kelson's articles and dressings originally published in THE FISHING GAZETTE and elsewhere, illustrated with photographs of the flies tied by Paul Schmookler. Opulently produced in an edition of 300 copies.   


Edmund W. Davis' Salmon-Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia (1904)

Written to accompany a 1994 reprinting by Flyfishers' Classic Library, Bovey Tracy, Newton Abbot, Devonshire, Great Britain in an edition of 750 copies  Reprinted again in an edition of 950 copies in 2001.