Category Archives: Dry Flies

Daddy Long Legs

daddy-long-legs(crane fly)

Daddy Long Legs (Crane Fly)   The Daddy Long legs is a very successful fly pattern when the natural is plentiful which can get blown onto the water from surrounding fields, usually seen from June to early October, often in abundance around September as the autumn weather creeps in.The Daddy Long Legs usualy hangs in or close to the Surface with legs dangling, creating an invitng meal for the curious feeding trout. It is usualy fished on […]

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Coch-Y-Bonddu

coch-y-bonddu

Coch-Y-Bonddu   The Coch-y-Bonddu is an excellent all rounder, and seems to be equally effective fished either wet or dry. This is a very old pattern and it has been difficult to trace its origin. I have ascertained, however, that an artificial referred to as the Welshman’s Button or Hazel Fly was well known in the seventeenth century; the dressing is so similar I have little doubt that the present day pattern is a development from it. […]

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Greenwells Glory

Greenwells Glory

Greenwell’s Glory   The Greenwell’s Glory without doubt must be one of the most successful and popular flies ever devised, and furthermore it is equally beloved by both river and Stillwater fishermen, who fish it either in its wet or dry form. In fact it is one of the few flies which has become almost a legend,and is consequently known outside trout fishing circles. Despite this it is not such a popular fly today as it has […]

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Grey Duster

Grey Duster

Grey Duster   The Grey Duster is sometimes also known as the parachuting badger, As far as the Stillwater angler is concerned I doubt that the original dressing is as popular as it used to be a few years ago, as there are now so many specialized patterns available. However, Preben Torp Jacobsen, the well known Danish fly dresser, apparently discovered that by replacing the normal hackle with a horizontal (parachute) hackle it proved to be even […]

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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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