This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Mike Mercer’s Profile Spinner – PMD.

Mercer's Profile Spinner - PMD |

I found this fly pattern in Mike Mercer’s Creative Fly Tying (2005) book.

He relays a problem he had fishing spinner patterns on California’s Fall River where thousands and thousands of natural PMD Spinners were floating downstream with trout gorging themselves on these insects. How in the world could you locate your fly in the midst of all those naturals? This fly pattern responds to the problem.

If you’d like to read his whole story or view several more creative fly patterns, here is an Amazon link for his book.

I featured another Mike Mercer fly, his Poxyback Green Drake Nymph, earlier this year.

Enjoy…go fish, stay safe!

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