Here is the fly pattern sheet for the Pheasant Tail Perdigon.

Pheasant Tail Perdigon - Variant |
Using Veevus Body Quill as body material
Pheasant Tail Perdigon |
Using pheasant tail for body



MFC 7204 wide gape jig hook, #14 – 18


70 denier or 8/0 white or black


Coq de Leon


Small silver wire


Pheasant tail

Thorax hot spot:

Veevus Body Quill – fluorescent orange (BQ14 – Hareline code BQ137)

Wing pad:

Black UV resin or fingernail polish

Optional: Use Veevus Body Quill – brown (BQ 8) for body rather than pheasant tail. (Hareline #BQ40)

This fly pattern was taught by Jeff Perin of The Fly Fisher’s Place in Sisters, OR at the Central Oregon Flyfishers Winter Fly Tying Class. This is one of several fly patterns Jeff highlighted in his blog about Euro Nymphing.

Here is a link to my RiverKeeper Flies YouTube channel:

Personal tying notes:

  • Currently using Solarez Bone Dry for body and Gulff Black Magic for wing pad
  • Here is a Hook/Bead chart I’m using.
MFC 7204 #143.8 mm
MFC 7204 #163.3 mm
MFC 7204 #182.8 mm

*Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

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