Perdigon-style nymphs are great for anglers who need to get deep, and get deep quickly. Tied with lead-free wire and finished with a hard-finish UV resin, these flies drop like stones and don’t push too much water, which minimizes drag.

Above, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions ties his Sulphur Perdigon Nymph, just in time for the coming sulphur mayfly hatch that will soon grace trout waters in the East.

It’s a sleek fly, and if you’ve worked with UV-cure resins before, you shouldn’t have too much trouble tying a few up. If you live along the Eastern Seaboard, you shouldn’t leave home without a few of these bugs.

By Chris Hunt.