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Frenchie - Fly Tying Tutorial

The Frenchie has become a modern staple. It takes the fish catching powers of the Pheasant Tail Nymph and places that on a modernized platform. This pattern was developed by fish catching guru, Lance Egan. 

The Frenchie can be tied on a jig hook, as I most frequently use, but can also be tied on a curved shank hook or straight shank if you prefer. 

The Frenchie has been a staple pattern in my box for about 4 years now. Not too long, but long enough for me to keep these nymphs always at the ready. I was just talking to a friend the other day, and I firmly believe it to be true, that I've caught more trout on a Frenchie than any other fly the past 4 years.


Hook: Fulling Mill FM50 45 sz. 14

Slotted Tungsten Bead: Gold 3.3mm - Nature's Spirit

Thread: Red Danville 70 Denir or Veevus 12/0

Tail: CDL Whiting Farms Tailing Pack

Wire: Small UTC Gold Wire

Body: Ringneck Center Pheasant Tails - Natural

Hot Spot: Senyo's Fusion Dub - Eat A Peach or Ice Dub (color of your choosing). Some of the Ice Dub UV colors I like a lot as well.

Super Glue: Zap-A-Gap - Brush On


 If you have any questions about tying or fishing this pattern send them my way at: