I picked up a few of these caddis flies
when I was last in the interior region
of BC. I immediately fell in love with
these sedge imitations. I have altered
the size of the wings somewhat in order
to help them float level. Easy to tie and
it will never sink!
Materials: Foam Traveller's Sedge
Hook: Any hook (wet or dry) size #10.
Wing: Beige or brown foam.
Body Material: Green antron dubbing.
Hackle: Brown hackle.
Tying Instructions: Foam Traveller's Sedge
1. Pre-cut foam, top measurement is 1cm, bottom
is 1.5cm and the sides are the length of the hook
you are using.
2. Fold the foam in half lengthwise and put
into a wing burner.
3. Use wing burner to melt the edges into shape,
while foam is still very hot squeeze burner tips
together to bond the melted ends of foam together.
4. Dub a quick body.
5. Place foam wings over dubbed body and
secure with two wraps of thread. Note...
don't pull too hard on the thread or the
foam will wrinkle.
6. Tie in a hackle feather with two wraps
7. Wrap hackle feather and whip finish.
8. Use permanent marker to add mottled appearance to wings.
9. Finished fly.
Tie in several shades of brown and alter
dubbing colour to match the hatch in your
area. Trimming the hackle flat on the
underside of the fly may be helpful if the
fly doesn't float level. This fly produces
a nice "wake" when stripped in quickly.
~ Ailsa (SheTies)