Fly Tying Course # 19 The G & H Sedge

Another one of my fave patterns. Nice step by step instructions.


The G & H Sedge or Goddard Caddis


The G & H sedge, as it was originally named was created by John Goddard and Cliff Henry.  John Goddard who died last December was one of the great innovators of fly tying. This is a small tribute to one of, if not, his most famous patterns.


The dressing and style of tying I demonstrate here, is taken from the 1977 re-print of his 1969  book ‘Trout flies of still-water’.  

Original recipe

Hook:  Long-shank 8-10

Tying Silk: Green

Underbody: Dark green seals fur

Body: Natural deer hair 

Hackle: Two rusty dun cock hackles

Antennae: The two stripped butts of the hackles.



Secure your hook in the vice, ensure that the hook shank is horizontal.



Attach your tying thread and run the whole way down to the end of the shank.



Make a short dubbing loop for spinning the…

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