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I’m thinking a Perdigon swap. 
Tying flies size 10 or smaller, regular rules, toe tags, in a small box of some sort, self addressed and stamped return envelope. 
 

First 12 to sign up by May 28th, flies due June 28th 

1  Psychoprince

2  Vicrider -received 

3  Fruitrollup - Spanish Bullet -received 

4  Trouttramp -received 

5  John 1962 -received 

6  DarrellP

7   Niveker  -received 

8

9

10

11

12

There is still plenty of time to signup
we will go with what ever signs up and I will post address to send flies to

 

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Questio1n, begin a new tyer that never heard of a perdigon fly, must they be uv coated?

Or are they just a style of nymph fly tied to a jig hook.

Asking because a have no clue.

Tightlines

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Would something like this qualify for the swap.

Size 14 scud hook

1/8 beadhead gold

Tail Antron brown, maybe use red not sure

Body 4 turns .020 lead free wire

Black utc 140 danier thread

Small silver wire

The uv supplies I have are

Bondic pen and Braun uv light it's waterproof.

What do you all think?

Tightlines

 

 

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IMHO - any weighted, sleek, smooth/hard-bodied nymph pattern designed to sink quickly is a perdigon.  So yes, that would qualify.  A purist might say you should thin out the tail to just a few fibers and add a black or dark wing case.  I don't think what you use to coat the fly matters, I doubt UV resin was widely used, if at all, by fly tyers when the pattern was first developed.  

But, I'm not running the swap, so there's that.    

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Perdigons should be coated with UV resin.

I have read several articles that state Perdigon nymphs were first introduced to the rest of the world by the Spanish Fly Fishing Team and popularized by the French Fly Fishing Team which was a more famous team in international competition.

Perdigon means "pellet" in Spanish, named because it sinks like a pellet.

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/es/diccionario/espanol-ingles/perdigón

The UV resin coating gives the flies a translucent appearance. Click on link below for video.

https://youtu.be/D-tuKpwbrX0?si=YJs6coK8BQMl9p_r

Here are several reference articles.

https://www.flyfisherman.com/editorial/perdigon-nymph/330985

https://www.flytying.ro/perdigon-nymphs-simplest-way-to-tie-them/

https://news.orvis.com/fly-fishing/video-tie-pliva-perdigon-nymph

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, john1962 said:

Ok fellas I'm in

 

John 

yes your fly can be in and UV isn’t a qualification 

Thanks for joining 

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Ok fellas this is the finished product for the swap, its my 3rd try I believe it's the best so far, 11 more to go. Resembles no pattern I think just what I have materials for.

Now the uv, wish me luck.

Tightlines

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