I have often used a rusty spinner to imitate the spinner fall of the PMD. It always seemed to work. And most other fishermen I was around and/or local shops suggested using a traditional "rusty spinner". And, the fly was basically that color - rust. And, when wet, even a bit darker rust color.

In reading Syl Nemes' book "Spinners", he argues instead for a light olive color for the PMD spinner. I have seen the imitation tied both ways. Now, I know that many insect bodies in the spinner stage can take on that "Red Quill" color.

Here is what Syl recommends specifically for the PMD spinner fall.

Do you agree?