A popular pattern imitating caddisflies, used for targeting primarily trout and grayling in various water types during caddis hatches.
How it's tied
The Sedge Fly is tied using a short or medium shank hook and a combination of materials to create a realistic, floating profile. The body is typically formed from dubbing or synthetic fibers, wrapped around the hook shank to create a cylindrical shape. The wing is often made from elk or deer hair, tied in at an angle to imitate the tent-shaped wings of a natural caddisfly. Sometimes different feathers are used to create the wings, as you can see in the main picture. The hackle, usually brown or grizzly, is tied in at the head of the fly and wrapped to create a collar, providing both buoyancy and lifelike movement.
What it mimics
The Sedge Fly is designed to imitate adult caddisflies, a common aquatic insect that forms an essential part of the diet for many fish species. Its lifelike profile, floating ability, and natural movement make it an effective and enticing imitation of caddisflies, particularly during a hatch when fish are actively feeding on the surface.
Where it's used
Most effective during caddisfly hatches or when fish are feeding on adult caddisflies on the water's surface. To fish the Sedge Fly effectively, present it gently on the water's surface, allowing it to drift with the current. Optionally use subtle twitches to imitate a struggling or skittering caddisfly.