Published Mar 27. 2024 - 2 months ago
Updated or edited Mar 27. 2024

Full Metal Jacket Perdigon

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A Perdigon style fly incorporating copper braid

Originator: 
Nick Thomas
Pattern type: 
Nymph
Skill level/difficulty: 
Easy
Instruction: 
  1. Fit the bead and ring neck onto the hook, run on the thread and make thread wraps to fix the bead and ring in place.
  2. Fold some fibres stripped from a piece of organza ribbon around the thread and tie back down to the bend.
  3. Tie in a piece of copper braid and wind forward in overlapping turns.
  4. Tie in the braid against the ring and cut off the waste.
  5. Wind the thread up and down over the copper braid to smooth the abdomen.
  6. Whip finish behind the ring.
  7. Apply a thin coat of UV-varnish and cure.
Materials: 
Hook
Fasna F-444 #12
Bead
Get Slotted 3.3mm jig-off tungsten
Collar
Get Slotted 2.9mm orange brass ring
Thread
Fine UNI-mono
Tails
Copper organza fibres
Abdomen
2mm copper braid

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