Doc Spratley (3 Pack)
Doc Spratley (3 Pack)
The Doc Spratley fly is an excellent choice for fishing in stillwaters, such as lakes and ponds, and can be fished using a variety of techniques, including slow retrieves, trolling, or dead-drifting.
This fly is sold in packs of three.
Doc Spratley Fly Overview
The Doc Spratley fly is a classic trolling pattern that has captured the attention of anglers for years. The fly was created in the 1940s by a man known as Dick Prankard, an experienced angler from British Columbia Canada. It's been told that Dick named the fly after an old friend, Dr. Donald A. Spratley. The Doc Spratley is a versatile and effective pattern that imitates a wide range of aquatic insects, making it an excellent addition to any angler's fly box.
Doc Spratley Imitation Design:
The Doc Spratley is a pattern that imitates a variety of insects, including mayflies, caddisflies, and midges. However, it is particularly effective at imitating the water boatman, an insect commonly found in lakes and slow-moving rivers. The water boatman is a small, dark-coloured insect that swims upside down, with its legs protruding from the water's surface. The Doc Spratley's design features a dark body, silver ribbing, and a white marabou tail that mimics the water boatman's legs. The fly's body is made of peacock herl, which adds a lifelike shimmer to the pattern. The fly is usually tied on a size 10-12 hook and is weighted to help it sink below the surface.
Doc Spratley Best Uses
The Doc Spratley is an excellent pattern for fishing lakes and slow-moving rivers, particularly in the early spring or late fall when water temperatures are cooler. The fly is effective when fished deep and slow, and it can be used in a variety of ways, including on a sinking line, under an indicator, or as a dropper fly behind a larger pattern. When fishing with the Doc Spratley, it's important to make long, slow retrieves, allowing the fly to sink to the desired depth before beginning the retrieve. The fly is particularly effective when fished near the bottom, where water boatmen and other aquatic insects are commonly found. Overall, the Doc Spratley is a versatile and effective pattern that should be in every fly angler's arsenal.
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Can I buy just one fly?
A: All flies are sold in packs of three unless stated otherwise.
Are the flies hand tied?
A: Yes, all the flies listed on our website are hand-crafted and expertly tied.
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A: Shipping times vary based on location, but we make every effort to get your pack to you as quickly as possible. On average, most customers receive their pack within 7-10 business days of placing their order. If you need your pack faster, expedited shipping options are available at an additional cost. Please contact us for more information on expedited shipping options.