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
Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

$6.50
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

$1.99
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

$8.25
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

$3.25
Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook
Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook

Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook

$7.25
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

$2.99
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
Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier
Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

$3.99
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

$5.25
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads
Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Metallic & Painted Colors

$7.99