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New Fly Tying Video: Maktima’s Perdichingons

We have a new fly tying video on our YouTube channel this week. This time, Ben Baxter shows us how to tie a variation of Norman Maktima’s Perdichingons.

According to our friends at Umpqua Feather Merchants, the Perdigon style of flies originated in France in the late 80s when fly tyers began using pieces of metal and metallic paints to create heavier fly patterns. Then, with the advent of bead heads, modern Perdigones began emerging from Spain in the early 2000s.

Meaning “shotgun pellet” in English, the Perdigones are typically used for Euro style nymphing. But these old world flies are quickly gaining popularity among North American anglers in other applications, including indicator setups and dry-dropper rigs.

Norman Maktima’s Perdichingon offers a new step in the evolution of these flies and their versatility for anglers. The fly offers a slim profile that can match mayfly nymphs in a wide range of situations – but with a sink rate that gets down into the zone quickly.

 Take a look as Ben walks us step-by-step through a variation of the Perdichingon:



Materials List:

Hook: Fulling Mill Grab Gape FM50 25 - Sizes 16-20

Bead: Tungsten Round Bead  2.0 - 2.4mm

Thread: UTC 70 Denier Thread - Red

Tail: Spirit River UV2 Tailing Fibers - Fluorescent Flame

Body: UNI Mylar  - Peacock/Orange

UV Glue: Solarez - Bone Dry

Thorax: Black Sharpie Marker


You can tie up your own, or you can purchase the Perdichingons here. For more fly tying videos, rigging videos and other content, check out the rest of our YouTube Channel and please subscribe!

If you have questions or need help, please don’t hesitate to ask! Visit us at the fly shop in Littleton or give us a call at 303-794-1104. We’d be happy to help you get started tying up your first Perdigon style flies!