Sunday, 11 July 2010

Sedges

With most of the significant up-wing hatches behind us, thoughts turn to terrestrial patterns. However, in the evenings, there is still some superb sport to be had with sedge imitations.

Here are a couple to try; a version with CDC and another with an Elk wing:

With the CDC wing:


...and from beneath:


With an Elk wing


Hook: Varivas 2200BL #18
Thread: Sheer 14/0, tan
Abdomen: Porcupine quill
Thorax: Squirrel
Wing: Either CDC or Elk

~Dave

1 comment:

Fly and Fin said...

Dave,

The Porcupine quill gives the fly great segmentation.

Are you soaking your quills? If so how long?