PMD emerger wet fly

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PMD emerger wet fly

Post by ForumGhillie » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:01 am

I have read numerous times that PMDs (Pale Morning Duns - Ephemerella excrucians) often transform from a nymph to a dun under the water. These emerging mayflies could then be easily imitated with either a winged or wingless wet fly pattern. While fishing the PMD hatch on the Henry's Fork I saw a lot of bulging trout, meaning the trout were feeding just below the surface.

Here is one thought I have and more ideas to come. I want the stubby wings more on the sides, but this is close. It is meant to fished under the surface. I am using Gambels Quail for the wings and the hook is a TMC 2488. I will tie a wingless pattern as well.
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Re: PMD emerger wet fly

Post by letumgo » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:43 am

John,

Very nice pattern. Well thought out, imitation. Could you post a full recipe? Is that woodduck in the tail?

I’ve had excellent results with a similar PMD imitation tied by Bill Shuck.
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Re: PMD emerger wet fly

Post by ForumGhillie » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:34 am

Ray, the tail is wood duck and some partridge laid over the top to appear as a partial shuck. I am still playing with ideas.
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Re: PMD emerger wet fly

Post by letumgo » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:37 am

Thanks John. I'd like to see your progressive designs, as you get this pattern "dialed in". It's already a "keeper". ;)
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Re: PMD emerger wet fly

Post by Old Hat » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:06 pm

Very well thought out John. If it was me, I would though a little floatant on the wing before casting.
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Re: PMD emerger wet fly

Post by William Anderson » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:39 pm

John, that's a pattern that should work great and like Ray, I've seen more fish caught on Bill's emerger than I can count.
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