Spratley Hatch

A while back I did up a tutorial on how to tie the Doc Spratley. I was tying up a few to replace my bare spots in my streamer box and thought you might like this pattern.

“The pattern was named after Dr. Donald A. Spratley of Washington, and first appeared in the collection of patterns called “Flies of the Northwest”, compiled by the Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club. The pattern was developed by Dick Prankard around 1949 and named the Doc Spratley after a visit from the doctor in Dick’s fly shop during the flies creation. It’s been said that the Dr. was somewhat saddened that his name became best known for a fly pattern and not for his work as a dentist, which he had devoted his life to.”

Click here to view the tying tutorial.

Doc Spratley Streamer


~ by Darren M on February 29, 2008.

One Response to “Spratley Hatch”

  1. Wow. What a fantastic spot. Darn good Doc Spratley too. Wish I had a dozen like it in my fly box. I wrote a bit about this fly at the link below. Would like to put up a link to your site from mine if that is O.K.?



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