Published May 26. 2022 - 1 month ago
Updated or edited May 28. 2022

Frenchie

The Frenchie fly resembles a pheasant tail that has been changed slightly. These can be tied on a regular hook, but I really like using a jig hook with these. They are simple to tie, and super effective. They are also versatile with the ability to tie them flashy and bright, but also more muted colors. Today I am tying a more flashy one with some flashy pink dubbing and a bright red hot spot, however they can be tied with a more natural dubbing as well.

I generally like tying these with a tunsten bead to get down quick, and using a jig hook and slotted bead help keep these from snagging on the bottom. These flies are best fished deep, and near the bottom. They are a favorite among euro nymphing fisherman who like to drag their flies near or along the bottom, bumping against rocks and such. Being simple and versatile, you could fill a box with a wide assortment of these in both color and size, and be able to fish exclusively with this fly and never need to tie anything else. I have been known to tie these very quickly, and can fill a box in a matter of a couple hours. Maybe 20 or so of these per hour is about how quick I can tie them, but some people can go much much faster.

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Materials
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Hook: Risen Barbless 9230 (size 14) - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/hooks/products/jig-fly-hook-9230
Bead: Risen Tunsten Slotted (gold/size 3.0mm) - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/beads-and-weights/products/slotted-...
Added Weight: Lead Free Wire (0.015 size) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/round-lead-free-wire?_pos=1&_...
Glue: Loctite - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/loctite-super-glue-brush-on?_...
Thread: Veevus 10/0 (bright red) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/10-0-veevus?_pos=1&_sid=52642...
Tail: Whiting CDL Tailing Pack (dark pardo) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/whiting-coq-de-leon-tailing-p...
Ribbing: Brassie Ultra Wire (copper) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/ultra-wire?variant=1364824057...
Abdomen: Pheasant Tail - https://www.risenfly.com/products/pheasant-tails?_pos=7&_sid=f88f6c3b3&_...
Dubbing: UV2 Diamond Bright (pink) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/spirit-river-uv2-diamond-brit...
Cement: Solarez Ultra Thin - https://www.solarez.com/product/fly-tie-ultra-thin-bone-dry/

Tools
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Vise: Renzetti Traveler - https://amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec - https://amzn.to/2YWOf39
Scissors: Risen Spring Assist - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/pro...
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass - https://amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench - https://www.oasisbenches.com/oasis-benches/compact-bench/
UV Light: Solarez UV Cure (high output) - https://www.solarez.com/product/uv-cure-flashlight-high-output/

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