Diving Sedge

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Re: Diving Sedge

Post by tie2fish » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:50 am

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tie2fish wrote:Well, now I have to get rid of one of the caddis patterns in my box to make room for this. This looks deadly, Steve.
Bill, I'm sloppy. I think you could bring out the elegance of this pattern. Love to see it. In my last couple posts at Soft~Hackle Journal, I feature a couple spider versions of this stage that I like as well, & I switch around as the whims of trout seem to go, though this one is reliable with fair consistancy.

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I think your version is perfect for an insect at that stage in its life cycle, Steve -- too neat would be counterproductive.
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Re: Diving Sedge

Post by Smuggler » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:41 am

I don't know how I missed this beauty. Steve, the proportions of this fly are right on. Nice sparse collar for the legs, looks fantastic. I'll have to give this a go.
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Re: Diving Sedge

Post by UC Steve » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:15 am

Smuggler, no collar (forgive the bad photo), that's the guard hairs of the squirrel thorax.
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Re: Diving Sedge

Post by Smuggler » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:47 am

Better yet!
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Re: Diving Sedge

Post by William Anderson » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:22 pm

I've carried some and tied many F-flies but haven't scored well. No doubt it's the wrong time in the wrong place and if I would use them more they would probably be favorites. Glad to hear this one kills for you. It's easy to see why.
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Re: Diving Sedge

Post by UC Steve » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:02 pm

William, I've not done well with these during the emergence/egg-laying period. Soft-hackles work better then, in my own experience. This one seems to come into its own during late season, when there are no more pupae available & there's a lot of accumulated male spinners swimming in the water.
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Re: Diving Sedge

Post by daringduffer » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:53 pm

Thank you Steve, for bringing nourishing food for the table. I was mentioning the Endrick Spider in another post. I suppose 'my' fish take it as a spent caddis in the autumn. I guess a damp/wet F-fly, or the fly you posted, would work for dying needle flies when tied on size 16-18 hooks. I will tie some on Kamasan B525 with light brown and with honey colored bodies for 'my' grayling. (Trout season is closed).

(If needed, I will cheat and trail one behind a fluttering stone).

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Re: Diving Sedge

Post by UC Steve » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:05 pm

DD, I like the sound of all those ideas. I fish a spider design for this stage as well, & switch back & forth as trout whims dictate, but the winged version really is good for the smaller sizes.

I wish 'I' had grayling.
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