Published Mar 31. 2021 - 1 year ago

Firefox Perdigon Blue

I like to keep a few blue flies on me when I'm out fishing for trout and panfish. Perdigon fly patterns were really productive in 2020 and this one I was fishing near the end of the season with great success. If you don't have any Iris, there are several other products that work just as well. Even a couple strands of crystal flash will work in a pinch.
It looks like I got a little too generous with the Bone Dry and it seeped into the hook eye. No problem, just use a bodkin to clear the hole.

Firefox Perdigon Fly Recipe
Hook: #12-16 Jig or nymph
Bead: Silver tungsten 3.5mm
Thread: Peacock blue 70d
Tail: 5-6 dark Pardo fibers
Body: Blue thread w/ blue smolt Veevus Iris (i07)
Hot spot: Fl. orange (C16) 12/0 Veevus
Coating: Bone Dry UV
Wingcase: Black nail polish or UV

0:00​ Fly Info
0:22​ Fresh hook in the vise
1:34 Start the thread
3:15 tying in the tail
5:10 tying in the body material
6:46 adding a hot spot
8:30 UV resin the fly
9:35 Wingcase


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Martin Joergensen

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