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Pattern PMX
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Category Dries
Entered Fri, 08 Apr 2005
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Hook: TMC 5212 #6-16 Thread: 70 Denier Florescent Green Tail: Natural Cow Elk Hair Body: Olive UNI-Stretch Floss Wing: Natural Cow Elk Body Legs: Medium Round Yellow Rubber Legs, Barred with a black marker Parachute Post: White Float Viz Hackle: Brown and Grizzly Rooster Saddle or Neck Thorax: Peacock Herl
Pattern Description
The PMX is a variation on the old Madame X, popularized by Doug Swisher. With the addition of a parachute post, this fly becomes both more visible and lower floating than the original, but every bit as effective. The PMX is a great dry/dropper fly to hang a bead head or two off of, as well as a reasonably good stonefly adult imitation. There are a few tricks in tying this complicated fly, but none of the steps are particularly hard to do, it's just that there are so dang many of them! Twist a few of these up and tie one on the next time you encounter fish on the lookout for attractor bugs.