Published Jan 30. 2021 - 2 years ago
Updated or edited Feb 1. 2021

Goddard Caddis

John Henry Goddard and Cliff came to this design after spending hours watching the silhouette of a "sedges" name that is also known to fly Caddis in England.

It's a particular design fly, so much so that it is one of the most recognizable models from dry fly fishing in the world. Patagonian trout have not escaped its charm and besides that the Goddard Caddis or G & H Sedge is a fly that has great benefits for the novice fisherman in the subtle techniques of fishing with dry flies. It has an enormous flotababilidad which makes it something almost unsinkable, freeing the fisherman technique refined lance ... although Goodard fall ill or violent water it floated equally ... is a very easy pattern seen on the surface of the water which late in the afternoon during mass hatching is priceless !.

The Goddard is an imitation adult caddis that can be used in rough water without any problem, but becomes somewhat "awkward" when we need subtle, beyond all the Goddard has an almost unique feature among caddis imitations and is the great ability to form contrails in the water and how great it is to make skate on the surface thereof. For all this it is not the model I advise when we are faced with complex situations ultra selective trout ... but is an ideal fly when we "play" with the fish in the water surface. One thing is sure: A G & H Sedge never goes unnoticed!

John Goddard y Cliff Henry llegaron a este diseño luego de pasar horas observando la silueta de unos “sedges”, nombre con el que también se conoce a los Caddis fly en Inglaterra.

Es una mosca de particular diseño, tal es así que se trata de uno de los modelos más reconocibles entre los pescadores de moscas secas en el mundo. Las truchas patagónicas no han escapado a su encanto y además de eso la Goddard Caddis o G & H Sedge es una mosca que presenta grandes ventajas para el pescador novato en las sutiles técnicas de pesca con mosca secas. Posee una flotababilidad enorme lo cual la convierte en algo casi inundible, liberando al pescador de una técnica de lance refinada…aunque la Goddard caiga mal o de modo violento al agua ella flotara igual…es un modelo muy fácil de ver en la superficie del agua lo cual a últimas horas de la tarde durante eclosiones masivas es impagable!.

La Goddard es una imitación de caddis adulta que puede ser utilizada en aguas agitadas sin ningún problema, pero se torna algo “torpe” cuando necesitamos sutileza, más allá de todo la Goodard tiene una característica casi única entre las imitaciones de tricopteros y es la gran capacidad que tiene para formar estelas en el agua y lo excelente que resulta para hacerla patinar sobre la superficie de la misma. Por todo esto no es el modelo que yo aconsejo cuando estamos ante truchas ultra selectivas en situaciones complejas…pero es una mosca ideal cuando queremos “jugar” con los peces en la superficie del agua. Una cosa es seguro: una G&H Sedge nunca pasa desapercibida!

Hook: mustad 94840, TMC 100, TMC 5210, Rise 300
Thread: UNI 8/0 or Danville 6/0
Body: deer or elk body hair, tyed muddler style, clipped
Hackle: whiting genetic, brown.
Antennae: two stems from a brown hackles.

Martin Joergensen

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