Products 1-5 of 5
Show
Kyles Bead Head Super Flash Pheasant Tail PMD Kyles Bead Head Super Flash Pheasant Tail PMD
Price: $2.75
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: 01-0180 -

Fish this fly pre and post PMD mayfly hatches. This PMD nymph pattern is a very versatile PMD that can be fished deep, as an emerger, or on a dry-dropper system for trout selectively feeding in the film. This is a combination of natural pheasant and ice dubbing creating an effect that fish will eat confidently in a variety of different situations.

Kyles Spring Creek Superflash Pheasant Tail PMD Kyles Spring Creek Superflash Pheasant Tail PMD
Sale!
Price: $1.95
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: 11-0040- -

Fish this fly pre and post PMD mayfly hatches. This PMD nymph pattern is a very versatile PMD that can be fished deep as an emerger, or on a dry-dropper system for trout selectively feeding in the film. Kyle's P.T.PMD is a combination of natural pheasant and ice dubbing creating an effect that fish will eat confidently in a variety of different situations.

Organza Pale Morning Dun Spinner, picture.
Retail: $2.25
Price: $1.95
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: BB280 -

Many mayflies that hatch as light green or olive duns turn into spinners of the same general shades. Trout can be very picky when feeding on spinners. Especially when feeding in scum lines in slow back-eddies, trout normally find that one type of food is preferable to all others. It is always best to spend a lot of time observing your quarry before making that crucial first cast. Then you must be very precise in your fly placement in front of the fish. Putting your fly exactly in the center of...

Organza Rusty Spinner, picture
Retail: $2.25
Price: $1.95
(2)
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: BB290 -

This is the most popular color of mayfly spinner overall. It seems that many different mayflies turn this color in the spinner stage. Although most mayfly spinners are fished on the surface, they can even be more productive fished as wet flies. After mayflies mate and reproduce, both sexes quickly die. These dead spinners only float for a short period of time and then they become waterlogged and sink, where they are consumed by trout.Organza is a thin, sheer fabric traditionally made from...

Quigleys Sparkle Flag Pale Morning Dun Quigleys Sparkle Flag  Pale Morning Dun
Price: $2.25
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: SIG092 -

Quigley's Sparkle Flag, PMD Born out of the Hackle Stacker and Sparkle Stacker, Bob Quigley's Flag Duns are the next best thing to hit spring creek fishing since polarized sunglasses. The Flag Duns use the "stacker" style wing to float the bugs and ensure light delicate presentations without spooking wary fish. The Flag Dun series is constructed with a thread body to create an even slimmer profile than the Hackle Stacker series to better mimic the natural mayfly. The addition of the flag on...

Pale Morning Dun Mayflies (PMD)

These small light colored may flies were designed for the angler who would rather sleep late. Pale Morning Duns (PMDs) usually hatch mid to late morning. But, during some magic days, hatches can continue into the late afternoon. In our local rivers these hatches start in June and run into August. From our observation, this seems to be a fairly diverse group. Top of body coloration can range from light olive, to yellowish olive, to pale orange, to pink. Most typical top side coloration is usually pastel creamy yellow-olive with very light dun wings. Underside coloration can vary as much as the top side coloration. Belly colors range from light yellowish-olive to light olive or green and can even be pastel orange or pink. These flies can have olive backs and pink bellies. There can be many subtle color variations. Don't be afraid to catch and examine individual flies. Hatches can incorporate two or more sub-species coming off at the same time, or one hatch can quickly follow another. One kind can be slightly larger. The fish can be very, very picky; keying on the minutest detail. The selection of flies listed below will cover all of the sizes and colors that we've encountered.

Evidently changing from nymph to dun is an arduous task for PMDs. Many get hung-up in the nymphal shuck and are crippled or still-born. Healthy insects are most vulnerable when sliding from their nymphal skin. At this stage they can neither swim, nor fly. Some trout will completely ignore healthy duns and key only on deformed insects, or target insects that are "hung in the shuck". Be patient and observe closely. Paranymphs, Emergers, Sparkle Duns and Cripples can match hatching PMDs. Try fishing a sparkle Dun on a dropper and a Cripple on the point.

Trout can feed ravenously on duns during peak hatches. If this happens in soft riffle water, you can experience some of the worlds best small dry fly fishing. The patterns listed below span a number of colors and silhouettes. All are appropriate at times. PMD behavior can vary between species and different stages of the hatch.

PMD spinner falls can create great fishing in slow water or back eddies.