The Perdigon Nymph is a popular Spanish style nymph for use in fast water. The heavy bead and slim body of this fly help it sink fast in speedy currents. Because of this, it may not be the best option for slower moving water. It is designed for fast moving water, so fish don’t have much of a chance to examine the fly before they slurp it up. It imitates a wide variety of insect larvae and you can tie it in many different color patterns. Size 16 and 18 are very effective. This can be fished as the bottom fly in a tandem rig, or you can try fishing two of these at the same time where normal nymph patterns are not working for you. We tied it here with a fluorescing thread that lights up under UV light.
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The Perdigon Recipe:
Hook – TMC 2487
Thread – Veevus 16/0 Fluorescent Orange
Head – Tungsten Bead Nickle
Weight – .010 Lead Wire
Tail – Coq De Leon (C.D.L.) Feathers Barred
Body – Pearl Flashabou Tinsel
Casing – UV fly fishing thin
Thorax – Black nail polish or Hard head Black
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