Code Cracker - PMD Nymph

Cheech - August, 2021

Iabsolutely hate tying the full version of a split case PMD nymph.  It just has way too many steps all packed in to a very small package, and it can get a little bit busy in there.  This pattern is about as simple as it gets in regards to tying in a simple wing case that shows up well!  One hack is to change up the wing case color to chartreuse, white, or even pink to give the fish something just a little bit different to look at.  During the PMD hatch the fish really get keyed in on a dark nymph that has a bright spot on the back.  Mix up the colors and go smack 'em.

Material List
  • Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 16
  • Hook Alternate: TMC 403BLJ - 16
  • Bead: Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads - Black Nickel - 3.0mm (1/8")
  • Tail: Whiting Coq De Leon Euro Nymph Tailing Pack - Dark Pardo
  • Tail Alternate: UV2 Coq de Leon Perdigon Fire Tail Feathers - Fl. Natural
  • Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0 - Dark Mocha Brown
  • Wing Case: Rainy's Cross-Link Sheet Foam - Yellow - 0.5mm
  • Wing Case Alternate: Razor Foam - Opaque Yellow
  • Wing Case Alternate: Rainy's Cross-Link Sheet Foam - Yellow - 1 mm
  • Resin: Solarez UV Cure Resin - Thin Hard 1/2 oz
  • Light: Loon UV Infiniti Light
  • Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

    $1.99
    Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads

    Hareline Slotted Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

    $7.99
    Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

    Hanak Round+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

    $6.50
    Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook
    Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

    Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

    $8.95
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

    $3.25
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads

    Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads

    $7.00
    Rainy's Cross-Link Sheet Foam
    Rainy's Cross-Link Sheet Foam

    Rainy's Cross-Link Sheet Foam

    $3.25
    Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads
    Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

    Hanak Metallic+ Slotted Tungsten Beads

    $6.99
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

    $2.99