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Weamer Truform PMD
Weamer Truform PMD

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General RegionMontana
Specific LocationParadise Valley
Conditions & HatchesPMD's I hope

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MartinlfFebruary 6th, 2021, 12:59 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Here's a Weamer Truform PMD in size 18. I'd tried to tie one of these a few years back, and was not pleased with the outcome. After tying lots of parachutes, and finding some new techniques and materials I was ready to give it a go again. This one has legs, and according to Weamer, putting them under the fly makes a difference. I'm not so sure, as every fly inventor seems to think their pattern is superior, but it's fun trying new styles. This tie is more complex than the no hackle, but somewhat easier to get right. My wife, who has the good phone, has been pretty patient with taking photos for me, but the bottom view did cut off the back of the fly. It was for the legs, anyway.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
WbranchFebruary 6th, 2021, 2:07 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
That is an awesome looking PMD! Just a cool look and it may be just the ticket for selective trout. I've always felt that if you possess a special fly unlike the hundreds that rising fish have already seen thousands of times it will be more effective.

What is the post? Is the abdomen and thorax the same kind of material? Is the abdomen just multiple courses of thread or is it a sparse fur noodle? Is that grizzly hackle dyed light yellow? It will easily pass as a PMD spinner too.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MartinlfFebruary 6th, 2021, 3:42 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
The post is light yellow poly yarn. The abdomen is 6/0 uni-thread coated with flexament, and the thorax is a lighter shade of the dubbing I sent you. The hackle is grizzly dyed yellow. I dyed up some feathers for PMD's a while back. I have some light olive ones too, but have been liking the yellow. Paul Weamer gave me one of his flies on the Delaware some years back, and I have a handout on how to tie the fly. I can make a PDF and send it to you if you'd like. The hooks are Daiichi--1230, I think.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
WbranchFebruary 6th, 2021, 5:11 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
The hackle is grizzly dyed yellow

Instead of dying grizzly feathers or some other materials I just go to Michael's craft stores and buy indelible ink pens. Mot of them have two ends with caps. One end is a fine point and the other a broad point. I'll color some of my Hoffmann grizzly saddle.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
TroutnutFebruary 8th, 2021, 10:37 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
Nice-looking fly! I tied some of Weamer's pattern a long while ago, for some other hatch, and they never really made it into my main rotation but I never really gave them a proper shot either. Maybe it's time to try again.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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