Pattern doc spratley

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Norm Frechette, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Norm Frechette

    Norm Frechette Googlemeister

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    Hook is too long, I knew Doc
     
  3. Brian Thomas

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    I used to use the Spratley Nymph a LOT when I used to live in Alberta`s Jasper National Park

    I tied up a few this year to fish some of the local lakes around Kamloops , did well with them .

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    Kind'a skinny but I like the pattern (s).
     
  5. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Yeah, me too. Them flies need to be taken off Nutrisystem.
     
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    good for you
     
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    so aremt all the others online
     
  8. zen leecher aka bill w

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    They may be but the ones sold up in BC are chubby bodied ones and not as neatly tied as yours.
     
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    I've always used them with a profile much more like the nymph photo above. Good fly for the Ringold area of the Columbia this time of year. Have you had much success with the thin profile?
     
  10. Daryle Holmstrom

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    One of the great patterns. Chironomid, dragonfly nymph, or minnow. I usually tie them on a bit shorter shank hook but with a longer throat. Nice ones, Norm. All colors OK. I believe the original was black wool.
    Jack
     
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  12. Daryle Holmstrom

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    Yep one hell of a nice man I was a kid at the time but he would show me how to tie
     
  13. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Great history link Daryle.
    As with any pattern we are free to interpret but if your goal is historical accuracy we need to do our homework.

    Thanks
    TC
     
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    used to be,, on many of the BC lakes (hathueme before the freeway) as well as Pass and Chopaka, ect that a Doc and a SixPac in a cpl sizes were all you needed.