Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Frenchie

Not much fishing around here lately with the high temps and low water so I am catching up on some of my fly tying.  Here's a video of me tying the frenchie, which is one of my top anchor flies when fishing a two fly rig.  I find this nymph to be a good choice early and late in the season.



12 comments:

  1. Nice looking fly, Mark. Thanks for the video. Regards, Sam

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  2. Hi, Mark. Thanks for sharing this simple nymph pattern. I will tie some for my box. Should work as a Pond pattern for Bluegill, too!

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    1. Mel - for anchor nymphs it pays to be simple and easy because you are going to lose a lot!

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  3. Mark, very nice video, that's a fly that does very well in my part of the world. I also tie them in orange uv for fall fishing and tie them down to sz. 22. Usually also fish a black zebra midge with it, deadly combo. You do a very nice job on that fly. Gotta like a fly with pheasant tail in it. Thanks for the video.

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    1. Brad - thanks! I've been experimenting with smaller sizes and may try some with black pheasant tail for the spring when the early stoneflies start to appear. I started fishing a zebra midge last winter and caught a couple on them with the frenchie as the anchor nymph.

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  4. Really nice anchor fly, I quite like the hotspot on it.

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    1. Ben - thanks, it works really well! Give it a try

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  5. I'd love to try these in different colors. I'm seeing purple.

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    1. Howard - you can play around with the hot spot, generally the lighter colors work better because this nymph is weighed to get down where the light might be low but purple with some UV ice dub mixed in might work really well!

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  6. Nice video on an interesting Pheasant-tail variant, Mark!

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    1. thanks Walt! Hope there is water over your way, it is very dry out here!

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