Video tutorial courtesy of our friends at InTheRiffle
The PMX (Parachute Madam X) is a awesome hopper and stonefly dry fly imitation. The PMX is the Parachute version of the traditional Madam X. The PMX is easier to see, floats higher and is more life like for picky trouts. The PMX can be tied in many different colors, with Yellow, Red, Olive and Orange being the some of the most popular. The PMX is a fairly difficult dry fly to tie, and takes some time to master. The many materials tend to often get in the way and can be frustrating to deal with. Using a strip of lead wire to wrap around and tame these materials helps a lot.
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PMX Parachute Madam X Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #04-12 Tiemco 5212
Thread: Black UNI 6/0
Tail: Deer Hair or Elk Hair
Body: Red UNI Single Strand Floss
Wing: Deer Hair or Elk Hair
Thorax: Peacock Herl
Legs: Natural Medium Grizzly Barred Rubber Legs
Wing Post: White McFlylon
Hackle: Grizzly or Brown Whiting High and Dry Rooster Cape
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