Sedge Goddard Fly

Sedge Goddard

A highly buoyant and highly visible dry fly pattern that mimics adult caddisflies.

How it's tied

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.

What it mimics

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.

Where it's used

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.

Fly tying video for the Sedge Goddard

Share the link to this fly

Save this fly in your favorites

Fish you can can fly fish for with the Sedge Goddard

Brook trout

Brown Trout

Cutthroat Trout

Golden Trout


Marble Trout

Rainbow Trout


Caddisflies (Latin: Trichoptera)

The Sedge Goddard mimics one or more species from the insect order Caddisflies

Latin: Trichoptera

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

Grow your fly fishing passion

Get info based on the rods your own
Save your favorite flies, fish, locations and more
Explore fish, flies, insects, locations, countries and more

Run by fly fishers and completely free!

Create account

Other flies




Biscuit Pattern

Black Gnat


Blue Damsel

Blue Winged Olive


Bread fly

Brown Drake Nymph


Bunny Leech



Caddis Fly

Caddis Poopah

Captain Crunch

Carnage Attractor


Chernobyl Ant

Clod Hopper

Clouser Minnow

Copper John

Crab Pattern


Czech Nymph


Daddy Long Legs

Damsel Nymph

Diawl Bach

Elk Hair Caddis

View all flies