Towards the end of the trout season this fly Has been my number one choice of fly. It’s a simple fly to tie and I like to fish it as a duo, usually with a natural looking, small beaded nymph swimming underneath it.
The steps below will show you how I like to tie the sedge.
Hook – Partridge standard dry #14
Thread – 6/0 or 8/0 uni brown / black.
Body – hares ear dubbed.
Wing 1 – 1 CDC feather.
Wing 2 – Elk hair.
Step 1 – place the hook in your vice and start your thread off at the eye of the hook, winding down the the bend of the hook.
Step 3 – select a CDC feather to tie in for your first wing. a note when tying the CDC in is I like to tie it in so its just a little bit longer than the body.
Step 4 – trim away the waste end of the CDC and grab your elk hair! Select a bunch of elk hair, when you’ve cut it off the tips need to be stacked to make them line up. All you need to do is place them in a hair stacker tips first, and tap it on your tying bench a few times. Take the hair out of the stacker and place them on top of the CDC.
Step 5 – tie in the elk hair the same length as the CDC. A couple of loose turns then tighten up with the thread.
I’ll be at Fly Only next weekend (7th November) for their fly tying day tying patterns I use whilst fishing on my local river, be sure to pop in and say hello of you’re passing!