It would not be summer if we did not have adult Caddis (sedge flies) skating the surface of our Stillwater’s and rivers! And the perfect fly to mimic these nocturnal insects is in my eyes is the GH Sedge. With its bulky deer hair body this pattern optimises floating performance and is easy to spot in low-light conditions. Couple this body shape with the lifelike antenna and the surface profile of this fly becomes difficult for the resident Trout to resist.
There are over 200 different types of Sedge fly in the British Isles, each with slight variance in patternation and colour, which can be anything from light tan browns to dark chocolate brown.
Best fished: Late evening into darkness when the adult flies skate the surface of lake laying eggs for the next generation of insects. I prefer fishing this fly in the margins of the lake with an introduction of varying twitches and slow pulls to introduce life-like movement.