Frenchie fly pattern

For this pattern, we are going to give credit where its due because this fly catches fish like crazy and one of our favorites.  Anytime we get to new water, or just plain want to catch fish, we tie on this pattern.  It’s easy to tie and very effective.  Lance Egan came up with the pattern and Devin Olsen introduced it to us.  I personally make sure I have plenty of these flies in my fly box at all times.  Gilbert often drools at the site of my fly box when he opens it up to see LOTS of frenchies!  Tie lots of these and experiment with some different colors of dubbing for the collar to suit your needs and find the most effective color for your own waters and please, let us know just how many fish you catch with this pattern.  You will not be disappointed!!!



hook: scud hook size 14-18
bead: gold or copper tungsten
tail: coq de leon or your favorite tailing material
abdomen: natural pheasant tail
rib: copper wire size br
collar: hot pink ice dubbing, or your favorite dubbing of any color



2 Responses to “Frenchie fly pattern”

  • Dennis Martin:

    I am one of the co-chairmen of our Ohio Valley Fly Rod Club. A friend of mine had very good luck fishing with this fly on May 16,2013 on the Norfork River in Arkansas. I am requesting permission to present this fly and video to our fly tying group at one of our future meetings.

  • dgtying:

    Hey Dennis,
    I’m glad to hear your friend had success on the Frenchie. It easily out fishes most other flies on the market. Feel free to present any info you find on our website to be useful.


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