After posting the foam bodied speckled sedge using poly for wings, #Kenan#Haseta suggested using CDC for the wings. This is my take on that suggestion.
Kenan, my speckled sedge has a much lighter wing than you suggested (natural color CDC). The sedge itself is a pale tan in color. This photo unfortunately shows the body quite a few shades lighter than the fly really is. I’m still deciding on the issue of adding some color to the CDC wing to get the speckled look of the natural. I’m thinking I might like this wing “as is” due to its higher visibility on the water.
I left a few fibers of CDC dangling below the foam body to represent legs.
Hook: 14 3xl , Body: 1/16” foam cylinder tapered in a flame, slit at bottom, and super glued to hook over a thread base, Hackle: ginger, Thorax: CDC fibers matching wing used as a dubbing, Wing: Light tan CDC, Thread: light brown.
When you making sedge make wings a little bit longer than body,and when adding cdc on flywings should be stright so cut with hands end of cdc so it will be ok...
Now i have some work at my house.When finish i will tie one sedge to show you. #
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