Perdigon Fly Tungsten Jig
3 Flies per pack
These simple effective flies were designed for competition fishing by Spanish anglers
Our Perdigons are tied in South Africa by a competition angler using the Hanak H450 Hooks
Fishing with a Perdigon Fly
These flies are a simple, yet effective fly tying pattern that is often used in competition fly fishing. They are characterized by their small size, sparse materials, and tungsten bead head, which allows them to sink quickly to the bottom. Perdigon flies can be tied in a variety of colors to imitate different mayfly nymphs, but they are most commonly tied in black, brown, or olive.
To use a perdigon fly, you will need to fish it in relatively fast water. The tungsten bead head will help the fly sink quickly to the bottom, where it will be more likely to be seen by trout. You can fish the fly on a short leader, or you can use it as a dropper fly behind a larger attractor fly.
When fishing a perdigon fly, it is important to keep in contact with the fly at all times. This is because the fly is so small and sparse that it can be easily missed by the angler. You can keep in contact with the fly by using a tight line and by feeling for any subtle movements or taps.
If you feel a trout take the fly, set the hook immediately. Perdigon flies are often taken very lightly, so it is important to set the hook quickly to avoid losing the fish.
Perdigon flies are a great choice for catching trout in fast water. They are simple to tie and effective to fish. With a little practice, you will be able to use perdigon flies to catch trout in no time.
Here are some additional tips for using perdigon flies for fly fishing:
- Fish the fly in relatively fast water.
- Use a tight line and feel for any subtle movements or taps.
- Set the hook immediately if you feel a trout take the fly.
- Experiment with different colors to find what works best in your area.
- Perdigon flies can also be used as dropper flies behind larger attractor flies.
With a little practice, you will be able to use perdigon flies to catch trout in no time.
Tying a Perdigon Fly Tungsten Jig
Video: Tying a Perdigon Spanish Nymph with Davie McPhail
To tie a perdigon fly, you will need a few basic materials, including a small hook, a tungsten bead, some tying thread, and a few biots or a strip of peacock quill. The first step is to tie in the bead on the hook. Once the bead is in place, you can tie in the biots or peacock quill. Wrap the biots or quill forward, overlapping each wrap slightly. As you wrap, you can use your fingers to bend the biots or quill slightly, creating a more segmented appearance.
Once the body is complete, you can tie off and finish the fly. You can do this by tying in a head of thread and then whip-finishing the fly. Once the fly is finished, you can apply a coat of head cement to protect it.
Perdigon flies are a great choice for beginners, as they are relatively easy to tie. They are also a very effective fly, and they can be used to catch a variety of trout species.
Here are some additional tips for tying perdigon flies:
- Use a small hook, such as a size 14 or 16.
- Use a tungsten bead to help the fly sink quickly.
- Use biots or a strip of peacock quill for the body.
- Tie the biots or quill tightly, but not so tightly that you crush them.
- Apply a coat of head cement to the finished fly to protect it.
With a little practice, you will be able to tie perdigon flies that are both effective and attractive.