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Pattern Wd-40
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Category Nymphs
Entered Wed, 29 Sep 2004
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Hook: TMC 2487 #16-24 Thread: Tobacco Colored Danville 6/0 thread Tail: Mallard Flank Dyed Wood Duck Gold Abdomen: Tying thread Wingcase: Leftover butts of the tail Thorax: Muskrat Dubbing, grey
Pattern Description
The WD-40 is another simple pattern meant to imitate midge pupae and baetis nymphs. I believe it originated somewhere in Southern Colorado and was popularized on the San Juan River in New Mexico. This pattern is a quick, easy tie that uses just two materials besides thread. This is a great fly to fish with no lead on the leader, just under the surface as well as with more traditional nymphing techniques. Color variations include chocolate brown, grey and black.