Here is the fly pattern sheet for the Frenchie Nymph.
|Hook:||Dai Riki 060 # 18 – 14|
|Bead:||2 mm gold bead|
|Tail:||Pheaseant tail, brown flurofiber or peacock or black krystal flash|
|Rib:||Small silver wire|
|Body:||Black UV Ice Dub|
|Thorax:||Fluorescent shell pink Ice Dub|
- Pinch barb and place bead on hook.
- Start thread and advance to barb.
- Tie on tail material.
- Tie in a short piece of rib wire.
- Dub body about 2/3rds of shank with black UV Ice Dub.
- Dub a thorax pink Ice Dub.
- Make a thread collar and whip finish.
“These 2 patterns were the ones used by 2 members (one the winner of the recent US Fly Fishing Team competition) of the US Fly Fishing Team. The philosophy of the USA team is to use flies that are suggestive rather than imitative. They basically use forms of the hare’s ear and the pheasant tail nymphs in their competitions. Most of their flies have hot spots. These two patterns with modifications in the proper size will allow you to catch fish in all trout waters.” Bill Seitz
Lance Egan’s original fly pattern:
|Hook:||Hanak 400 # 16 – 12|
|Bead:||2.8 mm gold bead tungsten|
|Weight:||.010 lead wire|
|Thread:||UTC 70 denier red|
|Tail:||Coc de leon|
|Rib:||Small copper wire|
|Body:||Muskrat gray pheasant tail fibers|
|Thorax:||UV shrimp pink Ice Dub|
Here is a link to Lance tying the fly:
Here is a Frenchie tied on a jig hook.