Idaho Stank

Cheech - October, 2018

Ihave 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
  • Hook (preferred): Umpqua XC210BL-BN Perdi-Jig Hook - 16
  • Hook (alt): Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook - 16
  • Thread: Veevus Body Quill - Pale Pink
  • Tail: Whiting Coq De Leon Euro Nymph Tailing Pack - Dark Pardo
  • Bead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors - Black - 7/64" (2.8mm)
  • Light: Loon UV Infiniti Light
  • Resin: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow
  • Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
    Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

    Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

    $7.99
    Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

    Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

    $6.50
    Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook
    Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

    Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

    $8.95
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads

    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads

    $7.00
    Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

    Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

    $6.99
    Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads

    Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads

    $9.50
    Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook
    Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook

    Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook

    $8.35
    Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow
    Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow

    Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow

    $16.99
    Veevus Body Quill
    Veevus Body Quill

    Veevus Body Quill

    $3.99
    Hanak H 450 BL Jig Hook
    Hanak H 450 BL Jig Hook

    Hanak H 450 BL Jig Hook

    $8.95
    Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook
    Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook

    Fulling Mill 5045 Jig Force Barbless Hook

    $12.95
    Umpqua XC400BL-BN
    Umpqua XC400BL-BN

    Umpqua XC400BL-BN

    $8.00
    Hanak H 480 BL Jig Hook
    Hanak H 480 BL Jig Hook

    Hanak H 480 BL Jig Hook

    $8.95
    Whiting Coq De Leon Euro Nymph Tailing Pack
    Whiting Coq De Leon Euro Nymph Tailing Pack
    Whiting Coq De Leon Euro Nymph Tailing Pack
    Whiting Coq De Leon Euro Nymph Tailing Pack
    Whiting Coq De Leon Euro Nymph Tailing Pack
    Whiting Coq De Leon Euro Nymph Tailing Pack
    Whiting Coq De Leon Euro Nymph Tailing Pack
    Whiting Coq De Leon Euro Nymph Tailing Pack

    Whiting Coq De Leon Euro Nymph Tailing Pack

    $14.99
    Loon UV Infiniti Light
    Loon UV Infiniti Light

    Loon UV Infiniti Light

    $59.99
    TMC 708 Keel Streamer Hook
    TMC 708 Keel Streamer Hook

    TMC 708 Keel Streamer Hook

    $11.99
    Hanak H 490 BL Jig Trophy Hook
    Hanak H 490 BL Jig Trophy Hook

    Hanak H 490 BL Jig Trophy Hook

    $8.95
    Umpqua U106 Bent Shank Nymph Hook - 50 pack
    Umpqua U106 Bent Shank Nymph Hook - 50 pack

    Umpqua U106 Bent Shank Nymph Hook - 50 pack

    $7.00