The perpetrator is developed initially for Steelhead in the PNW. Since then, this uber buggy fly has been adapted for trout, either nymphing or with trout Spey. The smaller profile and lightweight make for good use with small rods and get big fish to perpetrate. With many color options, this fly is very adaptable for various situations, either on the swing or nymphing.
Tied By: Brian Davenport, photos by Mike Brown both of Mossy’s Fly Shop in Anchorage, Alaska
- Shank: Aqua Shank Round Eye 26mm
- Stinger Wire: Intruder Wire
- Hook: Aqua Talon Sz 4
- Body: Ice Dub Peacock
- Rib: Silver Tinsel
- Collar: Natural Guinea
- Throat: Ice Dub Peacock
- Beadhead: 3/16 Gold
- Thread: Veevus
Step 1. Slide your beadhead to the front of the shank and start your thread. Tie in your stinger wire and secure.
Step 2. Tie in your rib material.
Step 3. Start your dubbing on the thread. You can make the body any diameter or tapper you like.
Step 4. Wrap your dubbing forward, making your body. Wrap forward, leaving appx 1/8” gap behind the bead.
Step 5. Palmer your rib forward, using even space wraps. Tie off and trim excess.
Step 6. Tie in the Guinea at the tip.
Step 7. Wrap the guinea using one to two turns. Tie off and trim stim
Step 8. Start a little more dubbing on your thread.
Step 9. Wrap a small collar and whip finish.
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