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Orange Pearly Palmer

orange pearly palmer

Orange Pearly Palmer   Very similar to the green pearly palmer, the Orange pearly palmer is obviously a different colour. As with other palmers,  I often take fish or bring fish to the surface when using this pattern of fly usually on either the centre or top dropper of a team, especially while fishing on the boat loch style, although I have had success using it off the bank.   Dressing   Silk: Orange. Body: Pearl flashabou […]

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Green Pearly Palmer

green pearly palmer

Green Pearly Palmer   I love using Green pearly palmer, actually any Palmered flies when using a team of flies, I often take fish or bring fish to the surface when using a palmered fly on either the centre or top dropper of a team, especially while fishing on the boat loch style.   Dressing   Silk: Black. Body: Pearl flashabou over glo brite floss No 12. Hackle: Cock dyed green fluoro. Hook: Heavy wet 3x size […]

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Concoction

concoction

Concoction   The name says it all, this is a Concoction at it’s best, a bright fly, again fishes very well on a bright day although I have taken fish on it on a dull day also. I have had luck with this on a dropper close to the surface film and also even fishing it quite low on an intermediate line using a slow retrieve.   Dressing   Silk: Red. Body: 1/2 seals fur substitute bright […]

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Oakham Orange

oakham orange

Oakham Orange   The Oakham orange is very effective when fished in a team of flies, I have found it works best on either the centre or top dropper, also it fishes well on a bright hot day when the orange and gold really stands out.   Dressing   Silk: Orange. Body: Gold Lurex No 5. Hackle: Cock dyed orange fluoro palmered. Hook: Heavy wet 3x size 10. Tail: Glo Brite floss No 7. Rib: Gold wire […]

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Richard Walker Sedge

richard walker sedge

Richard Walker Sedge   A sedge pattern made famous by it’s makers name, Richard Walker, a deadly sedge pattern on it’s day, I have caught many a bag of fish using this sedge when the fish are up high in the water during a sedge hatch. If you haven’t tried this, then I recommend you should.   Dressing   Silk: Black. Body: Cock pheasant centre tails. Wing: Brown cock hackle fibres. Hook: Dry 1x size 10. Tag: […]

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Red Sedge

red sedge

Red Sedge   The Red sedge is one of my favourites, it is very good on chalk streams, rivers and stillwaters alike, a great all rounder. It can be fished at various speeds in all kinds of conditions, and regularly brings the fish up to the surface.     Dressing   Silk: Orange. Rib: Silver wire No 27. Hackle: Brown cock. Hook: Dry 1x size 10. Body: Grey Rabbit fur. Wing: Mallard wing quills. Head: Orange.

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Murrough Sedge

murrough sedge

Murrough Sedge   The Murrough sedge is again a favourite on the stillwaters, this fly can be fished in a flat calm surface but I like to fish it when there is a bit of a wave on, retrieving fairly quickly as if the sedge has just hatched and is skittering along the surface.   Dressing   Silk: Black. Rib: Gold oval No 14. Hackle: Brown cock. Hook: Dry 1x size 10. Body: Seal’s fur substitute brown. […]

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Cinnamon Sedge

cinnamon sedge

Cinnamon Sedge   The Cinnamon sedge is a big favourite on the stillwaters, this fly can be fished in a flat calm surface with a little twitch every now and then to entice the fish to take, again I have found it extremely effective while fished on the top dropper in a rough wave. An all round good sedge pattern to keep in your fly box.   Dressing   Silk: Black. Rib: Gold wire No 27. Hackle: […]

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Goddards Amber Sedge

Goddards Amber Sedge

Goddard’s Amber Sedge   This Sedge, Goddards amber sedge is named after superb fisherman John Goddard has a beautiful full deer hair body and sits very upright in the surface film, probably one of the best sedges on making that famous wake, I have seen fish take this in rough conditions and when it is flat calm, very effective when the sedges are hatching.   Dressing   Silk: White. Belly: Seal’s fur substitute amber.. Hackle: Brown cock. […]

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Savilles Super Silver Sedge

Savilles Super Silver Sedge

Saville’s Super Silver Sedge   The Saville’s super silver Sedge is one of the smaller varieties but still makes that famous wake on the surface of the water, this fly can be fished static or a slow figure of eight retrieve depending on conditions, I have also had success in rough waters using it on a top dropper.   Dressing   Silk: Black. Rib: Silver lurex No 2. Hackle: Badger cock. Horns: Cock badger hackle stalk. Hook: […]

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