Idaho Stank - Perdigon

Get That Idaho Stank Off Your Fly!!

I have been floating our local river quite a bit with my good buddy Tim Meikle, and we have a great time taking turns on the sticks, casting various rods, hucking dries and streamers, but mostly just enjoying being out there among the masses catching fish.  We razz each other the whole trip down the river about life jackets, casting into trees, missing fish, and mostly - where we are from.  He's from Idaho and I'm from Utah, and every time he'd go a stretch without a fish (which usually isn't too long,) I'd tell him that the Utah fish didn't eat his fly because it had "Idaho stank" on it...  Believe me, there is such a thing as Utah Stank as well, and a video may be forthcoming for that as well, but on this post we shall stick to the stank that cometh forth from the boot shaped state north of Utah.

Tim had been fishing perdigons quite a bit, and I had just finished a euro box that had a whole bunch of them in it when we were both standing in the fly shop and we kind of verbally sketched out what we thought would be a killer perdigon pattern.  Pink body quill, and red highlights.  Long story short, on our next float we decided to fish it behind a big foam hopper and it was the king of the trip.  Most good holes would get a decent eat, and we caught some awesome fish that day.  We fished his iteration of the pattern (which this one represents) because, like a purist that I am, I didn't bring any nymphs that day.  The original Idaho Stanks that I tied had a gold bead and a very sparse dubbing collar of rainbow sow scud dub right behind the bead.  

Tie these up and fish them!  They will work even if you are from Idaho!

~ Cheech

Material List
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Hook: Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook - 16
Tail: Veevus Body Quill - Pale Pink
Tail: Whiting Coq De Leon Tailing Packs - Medium Pardo
Bead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Black - 7/64" (2.8mm)

Other tools from the tutorial:
Renzetti Master Vise
Loon UV Infiniti Light
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow