CDC Pale Morning Dun Hair Wing Tying Video

Pale Morning Dun mayflies become an important insect to the angler interested in “matching the hatch” over the next few months. PMD’s as they are generally known can emerge at any time of the day. On the lower McKenzie anglers will see superb evening hatches of Pale Morning Duns on warm days, but often see sporadic emergence of PMD’s during cooler, early May days.

Pale Morning Duns are a “key” mayfly to many western waters. In this video Barrett demonstrates how to tie an emerging, yet decent floating PMD pattern. Fish this Hair Wing pattern dead drift on a long leader with tippet in the 5x or 6x range.–CD

CDC PMD Emerger

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2 Responses to CDC Pale Morning Dun Hair Wing Tying Video

  1. Stevie says:

    Hi Barrett,

    Fun to watch you use the magic tool. I have CDC phobia so thanks for the tips.

    I’ve been tying my sparkle duns in a similar manner but I turn the hair wing around so the tips are over they eye. Leaving the butts in the back makes a nice bouyant thorax, then stand up the tips with thread wraps to form the comparadun wing.

    Thanks again, Stevie

  2. b-christ says:

    I had the same phobia, but have found that cdc is one of natures greatest tying materials. I use it mostly on small flies but am finding uses on bigger flies as well. Keep on tying!

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