Tying the Perdigon Nymph with Davie McPhail

Perdigon nymphs are small, heavily weighted nymph patterns designed to be streamline and to get down quickly in fast flowing water. They were developed for a specialist kind of river fishing known as Spanish nymphing, but they can be used with other nymphing techniques and are really effective for Grayling.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. But now it's time to learn from Davie McPhail. Time to learn how to tie the Perdition Nymph.

Materials Used:

Hook: Fulling Mill Jig Force Size 12
Thread: Uni Thread 8/0 - Orange and Brown Micro Glint
Tail: Coq De Leon Fibres
Bead: 2.5mm Gold Tungsten
Tag: Fire Orange Uni Thread
Body and Thorax: Brown Micro Glint
Thorax Cover: Brown Marker Pen
Coating: UV Resin
Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of some Varnish to finish the fly using a dubbing needle for a more accurate application.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!