A highly buoyant and highly visible dry fly pattern that mimics adult caddisflies.
The Sedge Goddard is tied on a dry fly hook, generally in sizes 12 to 18. The body and wing of the fly are made from spun and trimmed deer hair, creating a dense, buoyant structure that does not get waterlogged.
One of the key features of the Sedge Goddard is the segmenting of the deer hair body using tying thread. This segmentation adds to the realism of the pattern, helping it more closely resemble the natural insect. The spun deer hair also provides a great platform for a pair of painted or burned-in eyes, a feature that some tiers add for extra realism.
A hackle feather is often wound through the spun deer hair body, providing the appearance of legs and adding to the fly's floatation. The fly is sometimes finished with feelers.
The Sedge Goddard is designed to mimic adult caddisflies, also known as sedges. The spun deer hair body, combined with the hackle 'legs', provide a realistic representation of many caddisflies species.
The Sedge Goddard is primarily used on rivers and streams during caddisfly hatches. Its high buoyancy makes it an excellent pattern for choppy water and fast currents where the natural insects might be found.
Caddisflies are aquatic insects, closely related to moths, with larvae that construct protective cases from various materials found in their environment.Read more about Caddisflies
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