Published Sep 18. 2020 - 1 month ago
Updated or edited Sep 20. 2020


So the perdigon fly has become very popular in recent months, and for good reason. They are quick and simple to tie, they drift hook point up (so less snags) and they are very effective and versatile. Really you can tie just about any style to mimic anything from caddis, to baetis, to midge. All it takes is a little UV resin (the thin stuff) and a sharpie, or black UV resin. You can get creative with different color threads, ribbing materials, and tailing materials. They are so versatile.

Today I tied 3 different styles. One with veevus's Iris thread, which makes a natural, flashy, ribbing, very easily. I even put a hotspot in the tail, and in the head. Then I tied with a natural peacock quill that I stripped myself, however it didn't turn out so good for a number of reasons. Then I tied it with a synthetic quill. There are so many different variables, but I decided to try these three.

So as you may know, I am sponsored by Risen fly. But that does not mean that I am just promoting their hooks and beads because of that. I truly believe they are some of the best deals in fly fishing, and I use them myself. I don't get all my hooks for free, not the ones I use for personal use or to sell. Yet I still buy them because they are a great price. I almost exclusively fish with their hooks and beads. So go check them out! They gave all of you a discount BTW, just for being my subscriber. Type in "McFly" at checkout on to get a discount on everything in their store. From awesome fly rods and reels, to fly tying materials and stream side accessories.

Material list
Hooks: Risen barbless 9230 jig hook -
Bead: Risen Tungsten Slotted Bead -
Thread: Veevus 10/0 in various colors -
Abdomen Thread: Veevus Iris in Black rainbow -


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