THE DOC SPRATLEY IS A FISHING FLY named after Dr. Donald A. Spratley and was first tied in the 1940s as an effective fly for fishing BC lakes. It is best known as an imitator of the common dragonfly in its nymph stage. Trout like to eat dragonfly nymphs, and I like to eat trout. Accordingly, this is my favourite fly (1).
It is the first fly I learned to tie more than 30 years ago, by Roger Turner, at a beginner’s fly tying course, accompanied by my brother, ‘Stephen’ and ‘Rob Way’!
Best regards… Albert
Hook: Mustad 9671, 8-10
Body: Black wool, other body colours… Red, Purple, Green, or Yellow wool
Rib: Silver or Gold tinsel
Wing: Pheasant tail
Head: Peacock herl
(1): Special thanks to < Dirty Deputy Dog’s Personal Web Page >
The LOONS Flyfishing Club