Pale Morning Dun & Sulfur Dun

Pale Morning Duns (Ephemerella) are common to most western rivers in the U.S. The hatch can begin as early as May, and extend through September, with almost daily hatches. Like the name implies, this hatch usually begins before or close to noon, often with a spinner fall.

Sulfur or Sulphur Duns (Ephemerella, Epeorus and Stenacron) are common to most mid-west and eastern rivers, with similar colors as the PMD. Body colors range from pale yellow to orange to tan, with wings that are grey. Sizes range from #14 to #18. Spinner falls can be very important part of the hatch.

Alex's Biot Parachute Sulphur PMD
  • Code: D-ABS
  • Price as low as: $1.12
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Waiting List Size 14
Size 16 (143 Available)
Size 18 (115 Available)

This fly is an excellent imitation for the pale morning dun and sulphur dun hatches.  (Ephemerella excrucians, Ephemerella dorothea infrequens, Ephemerella rotunda)  The trailing shuck tricks fish into thinking that the mayfly is hatching and vulnerable, unable to fly away.
Prices for Alex's Biot Parachute Sulphur PMD
1-2 flies
$1.69 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.49 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.27 ea.
12+ flies
$1.12 ea.
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CDC Biot Comparadun PMD
  • Code: D-CDPMD
  • Price as low as: $0.99
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Size 14 (111 Available)
Size 16 (57 Available)
Size 18 (55 Available)
Waiting List Size 20

The comparadun style of a mayfly is used on spring creeks and slower moving water, because of it's realism. Even when trout have a good opportunity to inspect a cdc biot comparadun PMD, they can still be fooled by this excellent style of fly.
Prices for CDC Biot Comparadun PMD
1-2 flies
$1.50 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.32 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.12 ea.
12+ flies
$0.99 ea.
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CDC Sparkle Dun - Sulfur Orange
  • Code: D-CDCSD
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Size 14 (180 Available)
Size 16 (120 Available)
Size 18 (154 Available)

The CDC Sparkle Dun - Sulfur Dun is tied with a perfectly shaped tuft of bouyant CDC feathers, and incorporates a tail that looks like the trailing shuck of an emerging mayfly.  To a trout, this looks like an easy dinner!

This fly is effective for many mayfly hatches, including:
  • Pink Lady or Slate Brown Dun
  • Little Marryatt
  • Pale Morning Dun
  • Sulfur Dun
  • White Winged Sulfur

Prices for CDC Sparkle Dun - Sulfur Orange
1-2 flies
$1.50 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.32 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.12 ea.
12+ flies
$0.99 ea.
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Challenged Mayfly Emerger - Pheasant Tail
  • Code: D-CHME
  • Price as low as: $1.06
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Size 12 (52 Available)
Size 14 (120 Available)
Size 16 (190 Available)
Size 18 (240 Available)

Use this trout fly to imitate any brown mayfly, struggling to hatch into an adult.
Prices for Challenged Mayfly Emerger - Pheasant Tail
1-2 flies
$1.61 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.42 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.21 ea.
12+ flies
$1.06 ea.
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Comparadun Pale Morning Dun
  • Code: D-CDPM
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Size 14 (105 Available)
Size 16 (198 Available)
Size 18 (199 Available)
Size 20 (209 Available)

The comparadun style of fly offers a different look to trout. For selective feeders, different looks are absolutely necessary.
Prices for Comparadun Pale Morning Dun
1-2 flies
$1.50 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.32 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.12 ea.
12+ flies
$0.99 ea.
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Comparadun Sulphur Dun
  • Code: D-CDSU
  • Price as low as: $0.99
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Waiting List Size 12
Size 14 (105 Available)
Size 16 (422 Available)
Size 18 (107 Available)
Size 20 (310 Available)

This variety of Sulphur makes for a very realistic looking mayfly. Trout can't tell the difference!
Prices for Comparadun Sulphur Dun
1-2 flies
$1.50 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.32 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.12 ea.
12+ flies
$0.99 ea.
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Cripple Pale Morning Dun
  • Code: D-CPMD
  • Price as low as: $1.14
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Size 14 (76 Available)
Size 16 (120 Available)
Size 18 (202 Available)

Despite it's name, the pale morning dun can hatch in the morning, the afternoon or evening. It is very common on most western waters, and trout really key in on this mayfly when it starts to move. Take several varieties of the PMD, because trout can be very selective, shunning one variety, while eagerly taking another.
Prices for Cripple Pale Morning Dun
1-2 flies
$1.72 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.51 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.29 ea.
12+ flies
$1.14 ea.
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Cripple Stacker - PMD
  • Code: D-CSPMD
  • Price as low as: $1.14
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Size 14 (122 Available)
Size 16 (120 Available)
Size 18 (70 Available)

The Cripple Stacker - PMD represents an emerging mayfly, struggling to hatch into an adult.  Trout have learned that cripples are synonymous with an "easy meal."

This pattern was designed for a Pale Morning dun hatch, but is also effective during the following hatches:
  • Golden Drake
  • Little Marryatt
  • Quill Gordon
  • Red Quill
  • Sulphur dun
  • White Winged Sulfur
  • Yellow Drake
Prices for Cripple Stacker - PMD
1-2 flies
$1.72 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.51 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.29 ea.
12+ flies
$1.14 ea.
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Etha Wing PMD Emerger
  • Code: D-ETWPMD
  • Price as low as: $1.19
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Size 14 (186 Available)
Size 16 (99 Available)
Size 18 (111 Available)

The genus Ephemerella mayfly, or pale morning dun represents the largest mayfly hatch in North America, both in sheer numbers of insects and the number of rivers that they are found in. The Etha Wing Pale Morning Dun Emerger should be fished with floatant applied only to the wings of the fly. The rest of the fly will sink, giving a trout the appearance that the pmd is hatching. Trout love to eat emergers because they are defenseless and an easy meal.
Prices for Etha Wing PMD Emerger
1-2 flies
$1.80 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.58 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.35 ea.
12+ flies
$1.19 ea.
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Hackle Dun - PMD
  • Code: D-HPMD
  • Price as low as: $1.14
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Size 14 (122 Available)
Size 16 (126 Available)
Size 18 (143 Available)

the Hackle Dun - PMD is a very realistic Pale Morning dun Adult pattern, incorporating a segmented biot for the body, and realistic medallion sheeting wings.  In addition to a Pale Morning Dun, use this fly to imitate:

  • Pink Lady or Slate Brown Dun
  • Little Marryatt
  • Pale Morning Dun
  • Sulfur dun
  • White Winged Sulfur

Prices for Hackle Dun - PMD
1-2 flies
$1.72 ea.
3-5 flies
$1.51 ea.
6-11 flies
$1.29 ea.
12+ flies
$1.14 ea.
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