Caddis flies are quite often referred to as 'Sedge' flies, to describe how an adult Caddis fly tend to attach and cling themselves onto the sedge grass growing along the banks of the water.
While Sedge fishing flies can vary in size, the main characteristics of Sedge flies are its wings and colour. Adult caddis has 2 pairs of wings, a slightly longer set at the front and shorter at the rear. It also has long antennas which extend from the sedge's body, while its body has dull colours such as grey, brown, orange or green so as to help attract less attention from trout. The sedges wings can have patterns with similar colours.
Sedges or Caddis tend to hatch either early or late evening, which is probably the best time to fish this fly. Fish near the banks, and if trout are not biting, try fishing with an attractor pattern which has brighter colours to attract the attention of any trout.
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