Frenchie Perdigon Selection
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The Barbless Frenchie Perdigon Selection.
Our Frenchie Perdigon's are tied for us by Stan (of Ceramic Flies fame) and he has really come up with the goods this time. Instead of tying with thread, these are tied with copper wire and no bead (he uses resin to form the head of the fly). This spreads the weight across the whole length of the hook and allows the fly to sink uniformly (rather than head first, when using a bead).
These perdigons are much lighter than the normal perdigons, and are ideal for fishing on the slower runs and riffles. They are also ideal for fishing on a dropper as a part of a multi-fly rig (especially when Czech Nymphing).
A perdigon fly is usually a beaded fly tied with thread on a small hook, the thread is then coated with a resin to make a slim (bullet shaped) profile. It is believed that these flies were originally introduced by the Spanish competition anglers, however everyone should have them in their fly boxes. Because of their size (being small), they are ideal flies to use on rivers which see lots of anglers, fish are less wary when feeding on smaller insects.
Perdigon nymphs are generally used in the faster stretches of water, due to their slim, smooth profiles, they sink very quickly and can get to the river bed quickly. This allows you longer drifts each time you cast. However, using these flies will allow you to fish those slower parts, which anglers normally pass by.
Our Frenchie Perdigons have 4 mains assets :
- A luminous and translucent head
- A segmented body with copper wire rib
- A tail with a colour adapted to the body colour
- A fully varnished body that allows it to sink fast for a light fly.
Each of our Frenchie Perdigons can be bought individually (click on the links below).
Our Frenchie Perdigon selection includes:
Amber Frenchie - Tied with an amber resin body and head, copper wire rib, with a short amber tail. This selection contains two each of size 14.
Silver Frenchie - Tied with a clear resin body and head, silver wire rib, with a short white tail. This selection contains two each of size 14.
Olive Frenchie - Tied with a dark olive resin body and head, copper wire rib, with a short olive tail. This selection contains two each of size 14.
Amber Hot-Spot Frenchie - Tied with an amber resin body and head (including small red hot-spot beads), copper wire rib, with a short amber tail. This selection contains two each of size 14.
The above price includes 8 hand-tied Frenchie Perdigon nymphs (in size 16) with a free 8-compartment fly box. We now offer the option to upgrade to a Premium Silicone Fly Box for an extra £6, for details of the box we offer see here.