Tying the Grouse And Orange Sedgehog with Davie McPhail

The Sedgehog is a very versatile fly and works well in a variety of configurations. The Grouse and Orange version works really well as a Sedge pattern in the warmer conditions when fished on a floating line and a long leader. It also works particularly well when there is a wave and can attract fish to attack as you skim it across the surface, or on a slow retrieve.

Another way to fish the Sedgehog is to use it as an indicator on the top dropper with Buzzers, Diawl Bachs or Okey Dokey patterns below. You can also use the Sedgehog in a washing line rig on the point with a couple of buzzers between it and a floating line. Or, if you need to fish a sinking line, the Sedgehog is deadly. As the line sinks, it pulls the Sedgehog down, and if you give it a couple of pulls, the fly bobs up and down due to its buoyancy.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. But now it's time to learn from Davie McPhail. Time to learn how to tie the Grouse & Orange Sedge/Hedgehog.

Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Super Grub size 10
Thread: Uni Thread 8/0 - Black
Tail: Glo Brite Floss and Golden Pheasant Crest
Body: Seals Fur Black
Wing: Orange Deer Hair
Legs: Knotted Pheasant Tail
Hackle: Grouse from covert part of the wing

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of some Varnish across the fly, using a dubbing needle for a more accurate application.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!