Extended Body PMD

extended body pale morning dun fly
extended body PMD recipe


  • Hook: Daiichi 11300 size 14-16
  • Thread: Yellow 8/0 Uni-Thread
  • Tail: Yellow PMD Tube Bodiz
  • Body: Yellow PMD Tube Bodiz
  • Wing: Coatal Deer Hair.
  • Thorax: Yellow PMD dubbing


  1. You can find the premade Tube Bodiz at your local fly shop. Find the proper size and thread it onto the hook.
  2. Secure the thread near the head and tie down the extended body. Make sure to leave plenty of room for the Wing and throax.
  3. Tie in a stacked clump of deer hair tips forward.
  4. Trim the butts and tie down
  5. Build a thread wedge in front of the hair to force the wing upright.
  6. Dub the thorax around the wing.
  7. Whip fininsh, trim, and cement.


his is is a great fly during the PMD hatches of July and August. Look for the hatch to start in July on the lower river and work up. The PMDs on the lower river can be quite big and the fish go crazy for the them though they can be quite picky about the presentation!

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