The Fly of the Month
"The Frenchie Fly"
Submitted by Richard Haimes
The other day I was fishing the Carmans with Jeff Flemming and he was catching Trout after Trout on a fly pattern that was unfamiliar to me. Naturally curiosity got the better of me so I asked what he was using. I have subsequently tied up the pattern and utilized it with success on the Carmans. Jeff says that it is one of his favorite flies and that it works on many streams.
Fly Tying Materials
Hook/size: Curved Scud Hook 14-18
Thread: Brown 6/0
Tail: Coq de Leon fibers
Ribbing: Thin Copper Wire
Body: Pheasant Tail Fibers
Collar: Hot Pink Ice Dubbing
Head: Copper or Gold Tungsten Bead
- Place the bead on the hook.
- Wrap the thread mid shank and continue wrapping towards the bend of the hook.
- Attach several Coq de Leon fibers at the bend for the tails.
- Attach the copper wire at the bend of the hook.
- Attach several Pheasant Tail Fibers at the bend of the hook and wrap to form the body right up to the bead.
- Counter wrap the wire ribbing over the Pheasant Tail body.
- Dub and wrap the Hot Pink Ice dubbing immediately behind the bead head to create a small collar.
- Whip finish the fly behind the bead.