Category Archives: Sedges

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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Silverhorn Sedge

Silverhorn Sedge

Silverhorn Sedge   The Silverhorn Sedge is very common on stillwater reservoirs, and the trout absolutely love them. When fishing this Sedge it always works best when fished with a slow retrieve unlike some other Sedge patterns (Great Red Sedge) are fished quite quickly. I found that a slowish figure of eight is most successful.   Dressing Hooks: 12 or 14 Long Shank. Silk: Brown (Sherry Spinner). Rib: End of tying silk. Body: Dark Speckled Turkey Tail. […]

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