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How to Tie the Frenchie Nymph

The Frenchie nymph is really little more than a Czech-nymphing variation on the classic Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph we’ve all got in our boxes. The use of Coq de Leon for the tail and the garish thorax set the Frenchie apart from its forbear, making it a bit more garish and exotic.

Video: How to Tie the Frenchie Nymph

In this easy-to-follow video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions walks you through the steps to create an attractive Frenchie, and he offers a couple of excellent tips, such as spinning the bobbin to make the thread jump rearward on the first wrap. I also dig the way that he uses the wire to reverse the direction of the the thread wraps to keep the wire in place. Ingenious. So tie up a bunch of these in various colors, and see which work best on your local fish. The Frenchie nymph is really little more than a Czech-nymphing variation on the classic Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph we’ve all got in our boxes. The use of Coq de Leon for the tail and the garish thorax set the Frenchie apart from its forbear, making it a bit more garish and exotic.

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