Here is the fly pattern sheet for the Rainbow Warrior Perdigon.

Rainbow Warrior Perdigon |







Thorax hotspot:

Wing pad:

MFC 7190, Anrex FW511, or Daiichi 1120 – size 16

70 denier or 8/0 white or red

Tungsten – silver 3.0 mm – (Hareline Product Code #TUNG2015)

Coq de leon

Mirage tinsel – medium

Veevus Body Quill – fl. hot pink (BQ12) – (Hareline Product Code #BQ133)

Black resin or fingernail polish

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.

Personal tying notes:

  • Hook comparisons – Kona BC1 and Daiichi 1130 are fine wire hooks and won’t hold a bead well as it extends onto hook eye.
  • MFC 7190 and Ahrex FW 511 are barbless; Daiichi 1120 is offset with barb.
  • Currently using Solarez Bone Dry for body and Gulff Black Magic for wing pad.

And a link to the YouTube video where I demonstrate the fly:

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