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Sedge CL VE Tail

Sedge CL V Tailed Sedge Fly

This Sedge CL VE Tail (Caddis) pattern is an extremely popular pattern in and an essential midsummer pattern.  The hatch typically occurs late afternoon and early evening, as the Caddis fly that this pattern imitates are aquatic moth like insects. Caddis flies / Sedge’s are found in a wide variety of habitats, but prefer shallower, cooler and well oxygenated waters.   An interesting fact is the Caddis was referred to as a sedge as some adults when drying their wings would be found clinging to sedge grass at the water’s edge.

An effective method of fishing this pattern is when there is a slight breeze or wind. When you observe the hatch present your fly and allow it to be moved by the wind showing little to no action. Allow the fly to dead drift with the wind, but don't retrieve it.   The reason being is that some Caddis species take quite a while to dry their wings after emergence and are extremely vulnerable at this time. If you notice the returning sedge, laying eggs, it will “skim” over the surface of the water. When this occurs retrieve the dry fly at about the same speed as the actual sedge. When fishing this pattern it is useful to have a slight breeze or wind.

When fishing any dry fly pattern, matching the color and the size to the hatch are critical, with presentation being the finishing touch to this trinity. Often overlooked is the casting of shadow from your leader, which may lead to spooked fish.   We suggest selecting a high float leader. Additional waterproofing can be given to you fly delaying it becoming waterlogged, by applying a flotant product such as Gink ®.

All flies are tied with American sourced materials including Hareline Dubbin Materials and Whiting Farm's Hackles & Capes and are tied on premium hooks.

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