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Thursday, 27 June 2019

Tying a Dark Claret Peter Sedge with Davie McPhail

The Sedge is an alternative name for Caddis flies. These flies in nature are mostly active during the early hours of the morning and towards evening times, however, during the day, most adult Sedge will be hiding in vegetation, away from the water. At dusk, Sedge flies will usually begin mating in flight or on vegetation close to water. You will often see Sedge skating across the surface of rivers and stillwater venues throughout the year. Davie McPhail's variant mixes it up slightly, by replacing the Wing with Roe Deer hair, where it would normally be Hen Pheasant.

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. Time to tie the Dark Claret Peter Sedge, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Wine Tag: Dark Red Seals Fur or SLF Dubbing Rib: Oval Gold Tinsel Small Body: Dark Claret Seals Fur or SLF Dubbing Body Hackle: Furnace Cock Saddle Wing: Roe Deer or Similar Front Hackle: Furnace Cock Saddle

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

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

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