LFFA Members' Fly Dressings
... series by Adrian V. W. Freer
 
No.15

Rabbit Fur Sedge
contributed by Syd Sharratt

Rabbit Fur Sedge

Dressing:
Hook:
Kamasan B175 size 16 - 10 (best size 14)
Tying Thread:
Olive or Brown
TRib:
Gold Thread
Body:
Wild Rabbit Fur (including guard hair), picked out
Thorax:
as Body (make body fur thicker or carrot shaped)
Wing:
Dark Pheasant Hen Tail (rolled), not beyond bend
Head:
Finish with Black Nail Varnish
Variants:
Experiment with tails on larger sizes, and try     orange or green thoraxes
Comments: Run thread down to bend, catch in gold thread, add dubbing wax to thread, and dub on plucked wild rabbit fur, trying to get a few black guard hairs in and making a carrot shape. 

Bring the gold rib up, about 3 turns on a size 14. 

Take some dark hen pheasant tail, not centre feather, roll and tie in along the back of the hook, whip finish, and add a black nail varnish head.

Pick out fur with a needle or Velcro.

A simple fly to tie which imitates hoglice, shrimps, sedges, or corixae.

Fishes dry or wet, deep or near the surface in the film.  Fish it fast, slow or still.



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