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UK sedge flies - match the hatch

UK Sedge Flies Find the right pattern Sedge or caddis flies are moth-like insects with hairy wings. For best chance of success, use these flies early or late evening as that's when they naturally hatch or returm to water to lay egg. Here's some of the most common UK sedge flies and our favourite imitations to match these distinctive insects. Grannom Hatch months Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Brachycentrus Subnubilus Medium sized fly, males slightly smaller than females. First caddis fly to appear on river in March/April. Balloon Caddis Olive Size 12 The ultra buoyant balloon caddis in olive makes a good imitation of the grannom, a fly that can hateh out in huge numbers in early spring. Cinnamon Sedge Hatch months Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Limnephilus Lunatus Length 10-15mm, distinctive half moon marking on rear of wing. Pale to dark brown. One of most common UK sedges. Cinnamon Sedge Size 14 Cinnamon sedges often hatch at dusk and fly upstream, causing trout to chase and leap after them. These imitations work well when attached to a leader as a fly for search fishing Welshman's Button Hatch month Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Sericostoma Personatum Balloon Caddis Hares Ear Size 12 Length 9-16mm, reddish brown. Slight upward slope in rear part of wing. Fairly common May to September. These unsinkable balloon caddis flies are perfect for skimming across the surface for when the sedge or caddis make an appearance. Medium Sedge Hatch month Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Goera pilosa Length 8-12mm, yellowish brown, common throughout UK from May to September. Seducer Fiery Brown size 12 The Seducer Fiery Brown is ideal for those warm days. from May to September. This pattern is dressed with a sedge type wing with a bit of sparkle. Brown Silverhorn Hatch month Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Athripsodes Cinereus Length 8-11mm, brown, very long antenna. A regular in UK from May to August. G&H Sedge Size 10 The GSH is named after John Goddard and Cliff Henry who invented the patterm. A very bouyant fly that floats like a cork. Grey Flag Hatch month Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Grey Murrough Sedge Size 10 Natural Murrough make their appearance from early dusk to dark. Colours vary but the Grey variation is unsurprisingly popular. Hydropsyche Siltalai Length 10-12mm, grey or brown, found on most UK rivers from June to September. Brown Sedge Hatch month Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Anabolia Nervosa Seducer Fiery Brown Size 12 The Seducer Fiery Brown is ideal for warmer days. throughout summer. This pattern is dressed with a sedge type wing and a bit of sparkle. Length 11-15mm, brown, common across UK from late July to October. Natural fly Imitation fly Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Grannom Balloon Caddis Olive Size 12 Cinnamon Sedge Cinnamon Sedge Size 14 Welshman's Button Balloon Caddis Hares Ear Size 12 Medium Sedge Seducer Fiery Brown Size 12 Brown Silverhorn GSH Sedge Size 10 Grey Flag Grey Murrough Sedge Size 10 Brown Sedge Seducer Fiery Brown Size 12 Fishtec For image credits and references visit http://blog fishtec.co.uk/sedge-caddis-river-flies-infographic

UK sedge flies - match the hatch

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This stunning infographic will help you identify which sedge and caddis flies are hatching so that you can match the flies you use to the natural diet of your target species. Catch more game fish wi...

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