Tying the Great Red Sedge/Murrough with Davie McPhail

The Great Red Sedge is the largest Caddis/Sedge fly that hatches in British Isles. These flies are a popular choice for Lakes and Rivers across the UK, a good summer choice and perfect for evening fishing. The larva makes its case from plant material, which it fashioned into a spiral tube. After hatching, the adult emerges and heads for land, where it rests among the stones and low bushes. In Ireland in particular the common name Murrough is used more often than, the Great Red Sedge.

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 Great Red Sedge, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.

Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium size 10 Thread: Uni-8/0 Dk.Brown Rib: Fine Copper Wire Body: 1st Half Dyed Claret or Natural Cock Pheasant Tail Fibres 2nd Half Caret Seals Fur Legs: Dyed Claret Knotted Pheasant Tail Wing: Dyed Brown Elk Hair Hackle: Natural Brown or Claret

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!