Hatchmaster by Al Gallacci



                                        Fly Pattern: Hatchmaster
    
	Tier’s Name: Al Gallacci             Email: (see roster)
	Date: 03/29/08                       Phone:(see roster)

	Fly Originator and History: Dick Aft of Sun Valley, Idaho, popularized this mayfly 
	pattern on slow moving rivers and streams. The Hatch Master is used extensively 
	on Idaho’s Silver Creek.

                                        How the Fly is Fished
	Suggested line and leader: 5 or 6 weight line with a 5x or 6x leader
	Depth range: Surface
	Suggested retrieve: Slow drift
	Comments: Good mayfly match – Best Al has ever found. Great for Chopaka Lake or 
	anywhere there are good mayfly hatches.
                                                                                 

                                        Fly Material
	Hook make /size / length: Size 12 dry fly Mustad 94840 or equivalent
	Thread: size / color / type: Black  8/0 
	Weighted? y/n / size / # of wraps: No
	Tail material / size / color: Dark mallard breast feather
	Body material / color: Body, wing and tail are one feather
	Ribbing size / color: None
	Thorax size / color: None  
	Wing size / color: Body, wing and tail are one feather
	Hackle size / color: Grizzly dry fly
	Head size / color: Black thread
	Other: ----

                                        Tying Steps
	1.  Select a mallard feather.

    
	2. Cut a V notch for the tail.

	3. Lay down a thread base and stop 1/2 way down the shank with an extra wrap. 
	Leave the thread at the back of the base.

	4. Keep 3 barbules on each side for the tail, then spread the remaining barbules 
	forward.

	5. Wet your fingers and twirl the feather to create the fly’s body.

	6. Lay the feather on top of the shank  with the back end of the body touching 
	a point above the barb of the hook, and the V-shaped tail sweeping upwards 
	(see photos). Tie in the feather securely on the thread base at the 1/2 way 
	point. The remaining portion of the feather should be sticking out beyond the eye.
	
	7. At the front of the base at the 1/4 point, create a wing with the remaining 
	feather. When finished, the wing should stand upright like a post. Make thread 
	wraps around and/or in figure 8's (or whatever else it may take to get the 
	wing to stand up). 

	8. Tie in a grizzly hackle behind the wing, giving it 3 wraps behind the wing and 
	3 in front.

	9. Form a small head with thread, finish it with a half hitch, and add head cement.  

	10. Trim the hackle from the underside of the hook – keeps it upright in the water, 
	and trim the wing.
	                                                
             Erik Simpson, 12.09.07