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