Fly Tying a Doc Spratley – Classic American Soft Hackle Wet Fly

Created in the Pacific Northwest in 1949 by Dick Prankard of Mt. Vernon, WA, the Doc Spratley wet fly has become one of the most popular fly patterns to come out of the region. It can be tied in various sizes and body colors to imitate any number of chironomids or caddis nymphs.

Hook: #8-14 wet fly (standard to 3x long)
Tail: Grizzly soft hackle
Body: Black wool
Rib: Silver tinsel
Throat: Grizzly soft hackle
Wing: Pheasant tail
Head: Peacock herl

This fly can be found in The Federation of Fly Fishers,
Fly Pattern Encyclopedia:

Author: Matt O