This is my variation of a Rainbow Warrior fly tied Perdigon Style. I have no idea why this fly works other than “It’s an attractor”. It does not look like anything in nature. It absolutely kills for trout everywhere in all conditions; even in winter. Because it’s an attractor nymph it can be seen well in all flow rates and water types. It pretty much works everywhere all the time. And because it’s a Perdigon it gets down quickly where it can be seen at the bottom of the water column or bouncing down the river bottom.
The “Huck-bow Warrior Perdigon is my “go to” fly for non clear water conditions in fast deep current. It fishes well all year long in many conditions. Along with the Huck Midge cripple and it’s Perdigon brother this is a great winter fly. I recommend size 16.
This fly is built on a barbless competition style jig hook. It’s wide gap provides a dramatically better hook set than a traditional hook. You’ll find your land to hook ratio will be much better than in a traditional nymph hook. I tie these with an oversized tungsten slotted bead. Then I stuff the slot gap with lead. Combined with it’s sleek epoxied body, this fly gets down in a hurry. the tail is made of UV coated coq de leon feathers. you can read all about the benefits of perdigon style flies in my article here.