Grayling Purple Candy Perdigon is a simple and super colored nymph dedicated for fishing grayling in cold rivers. It is a stimulator type of fly, usually grayling is very active and curious late in Autumn and in Winter time. The fly should be used in tandem with other nymph colored in tones closed to natural insects.
- Hook Demmon DSD110 #14-20
- Body- Purple Hends Body Quill
- Tail: Coq de Leon Rubion
- Thread: 17/0 Uni which is transparent, in this way will not interfere with the quill color
- Hot Spot: hot orange thread
- Coating: UV resin – for a while I prefer the Perdigon resin which is very thin and do not make the body thicker.
A lot of guys asked me why I use Perdigon resin and why I consider it better compared with classic resin which are more dense and viscosity grade is higher. Here is my answer: coats very fast, do not trap air bubbles, liquid tension is very low and that means a high overlay grade. Less liquid used, high penetrating grade in material, is semi-elastic means that will not crack easily and is durable.
You can see in photo how slim and tapered is the body, with one layer of resin. Personally I do not like thick bodies loaded with lot of UV Resin. I fish with small and very small flies with thin tippet and I prefer to have my flies close to the bottom without big tungsten beads. A nymph with thick body will sink slower and will bump from a stone to another in large loops. Sometimes the fish will not take those nymphs instead something slim and close to the bottom will be more effective.