The PerdiWorm

Curtis Fry- May, 2019

I'll be honest... This was a figment of my imagination, and a product of having a messy desk. Curtis, Lance and I were going to go fish the Lower Provo river in the high, off color flows to see if we could wrangle up any local browns that were braving the elements. I hadn't tied any "new" flies for this trip, and the materials for this just so happened to be sitting on my desk junk pile. I even had a sample of the new RaidZap sitting there getting ready to test. We knew that they might be feeding on worms the next day, so I wanted to come up with something that had minimal bulk to cut through the fast running water. Very shortly into the trip, this fly produced a few fish in water that I wouldn't have thought to fish , but it did it's job by cutting through the current right to where the fish were holding. So yeah, what could go wrong by mixing two highly effective patterns like the Perdigon and a worm? Nothing (except for maybe hurting a few feelings). This is also a really cool pattern in colors like purple, orange, and tan as well.

Material List
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 6050 Stealth Jig Hook - 8
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Red
  • Bead: Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Gold - 3/16" (4.6mm)
  • Tail: Daddy Long Legs - Red
  • Rib: Ice Blue Pearl Tinsel - Small
  • Resin: Raidzap UV Resin Medium
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

$7.99
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

$1.99
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

$5.25
Ice Blue Pearl Tinsel
Ice Blue Pearl Tinsel

Ice Blue Pearl Tinsel

$2.25
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Metallic & Painted Colors

$7.99
Fulling Mill 6050 Stealth Jig Hook
Fulling Mill 6050 Stealth Jig Hook

Fulling Mill 6050 Stealth Jig Hook

$10.99
Raidzap UV Resin Medium
Raidzap UV Resin Medium

Raidzap UV Resin Medium

$18.99