Published Jan 12. 2018 - 6 years ago
Updated or edited Jan 14. 2018

Frenchie Nymph

Check out the Frenchie Nymph in action in Mike's Codorus Creek Video -
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The Frenchie is a heavy nymph that has been gaining popularity over the years especially with competition anglers. The fly is commonly tied on a jig hook with a slotted tungsten bead, but today we are tying a more traditional presentation.

You can use brass or tungsten beads to weight the fly. Use tungsten and additional wraps of lead to really weight the fly. For the thorax, you can experiment using different colors. I like to use contrasting colors for the hotspot and the thorax. The bright spots among the drab natural colors seem to be a great trigger to get lethargic trout to strike.

Thanks to Mike for the additional footage and wild trout photos.

Frenchie Nymph fly pattern recipe
Hook: Mustad: S82-3906b #10-18
Bead: Gold tungsten or brass
Weight: 0.015 lead wire
Thread: Flymaster 6/0 (70d) Fl. Pink
Tail: Coq de Leon (CDL) medium Pardo
Ribbing: Ultrawire gold in brassie size
Body: Ringneck pheasant tail
Thorax: Pink Ice Dubbing
Hot Spot: Fl. pink thread

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Music: The Creek - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700
Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose

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