Pale Morning Dun Emerger
The Pale Morning Dun Emerger is a fly pattern used in fly fishing to imitate the emergent stage of the Pale Morning Dun mayfly. The Pale Morning Dun is a common mayfly species found in many rivers and streams throughout North America.
The emerger stage is when the mayfly is transitioning from its nymphal stage to its adult stage. The fly pattern is designed to imitate the insect at this stage of its life cycle, when it is suspended just below the surface of the water, trying to break free from its nymphal shuck.
The Emerger Pale Morning Dun fly pattern typically features a slender body made from materials like dubbing or stripped quills, with a trailing shuck of clear or tan-colored material. The fly may also feature a small tuft of hackle or a wing bud to suggest the developing wings of the emerging mayfly.
The Pale Morning Dun Emerger is often fished in slower-moving or still water where fish have a chance to inspect the fly closely. It can be fished on a dead drift or with a slight twitch to imitate the struggling insect trying to break free from its nymphal shuck.
Usually available in hook sizes: 12 | 14 | 16 | 18 | 20
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