Perdigón flies seem interesting.
I first heard about them from competition fly fishermen. As I’ve written before, I think there’s much to be learned from people who compete and try to catch the most fish and the biggest fish (video here).
A Perdigón fly hails from anglers in Europe, and it often is used by tightline (or Euro-nymphing) anglers. They’re designed to sink quickly into the strike zone. And, they’re very durable.
So, I’ve been making some, and I’m finding that they’re super-easy to tie. A tail, a thread body, wire for segmentation (or, not), and a thread hot spot collar.
Then, you put on some epoxy to fill out and harden the fly. It also gives a nice glow to everything. I use Loon UV Finish, the thick kind. I put on the goop, smoothen it with a bodkin, and hit it all with a UV flashlight. Last, add a dot from a Sharpie pen to denote a wing case. Easy.
I’ll let you know how it goes when I fish them this autumn.