In this week’s “How to Tie” video feature, Cheech with Fly Fish Food ties a simple European style nymph that will fool trout in any water, the Olive Spanish Bullet Perdigon.

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Difficulty: Easy

The effectiveness of European style nymphing and their flies alike are no longer a well-kept secret. In every area of the country, this style has been adopted and tested with great success. Although a significant portion of success can be attributed to the rod and gear setup, the flies used in this style must also get credit. The Olive Spanish Bullet Perdigon is just one example of a simple European nymph that will flat out produce fish.

For simplicity, this fly is as basic as it gets. Only using a few materials allows tyers of all skill levels to master the Olive Spanish Bullet Perdigon immediately. As a beginner, nothing is as satisfying as tying your own fly and catching a fish on it. This is a great pattern to test different colors on and create several variations for your nymph box.

Whether used in a European style nymph rig or a double nymph rig, this fly will produce trout. For finicky fish, a variety of perdigon style patterns could very well be the ticket. Guides have flocked to these style nymphs due to their simplicity and effectiveness, regardless of the water they are on. If targeting trout this fall, do not forget to tie up a batch of Olive Spanish Bullet Perdigon’s and watch the action unfold.


Now you know how to tie the Olive Spanish Bullet Perdigon!

Video and ingredients courtesy of Fly Fish Food.


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