Two Perdigon Fly Tying Tutorials From the 2022 World Championships

In the past couple of weeks, we have posted two tutorials for perdigons which my Fly Fishing Team USA  mates and I used during the World Fly Fishing Championships in Spain this year. 

The first tutorial was for the Simple Olive Perdigon from my teammate Cody Burgdorff. As the name suggests, it's a really easy and quick olive perdigon which works well as a small mayfly nymph when fish prefer a drab imitative color scheme. You can find all of the products below in the recipe in this category on our website

The recipe is:

Hook: Dohiku 303 sizes 14-18. In other hooks this would be sizes 16-20.

Bead: Tactical Fly Fisher Slotted Tungsten or Inverting Tungsten bead in black nickel or copper

Tail: Coq de Leon

Body and Thread: Veevus Body Quill in light olive

Wingcase: black UVCraft resin

Resin: clear UVCraft resin

The second tutorial was for the Penny Perdigon. This is a perdigon that my teammate Pat Weiss started fishing back in 2014. It has a copper colored flashy body that catches the eyes of trout well in the drift. I've had quite a bit of success with it at home since returning from Spain as well. In the tutorial, I show one trick I've worked on to improve the durability and adhesion of the resin to smooth bodied perdigons. The Penny Perdigon will also be available commercially in 2023 through Fulling Mill and we will have it in our store. 

You can find all of the products below in the recipe in this category on our website.

The recipe is:

Hook: Dohiku 303 sizes 14-18. In other hooks this would be sizes 16-20.

Bead: Tactical Fly Fisher Slotted Tungsten or Inverting Tungsten bead in copper

Tail: Coq de Leon

Thread: Veevus 16/0 Thread in dark tan or brown

Body: Veevus Holographic Tinsel in copper or orange. Small or medium widths will work. I use the small myself. 

Wingcase: black UVCraft resin

Resin: clear UVCraft resin

Happy tying and fishing everyone,

Devin