This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Lance Egan’s Frenchie.
Lance would tell you he didn’t invent the Frenchie, but this is a spin-off of a competition style fly he developed during his first World Fly Fishing Championship in Portugal in 2006. In fly tying parlance, it’s called a “variant”.
Egan’s Frenchie is his favorite version of a Frenchie fly, a simplified Pheasant Tail nymph with hot-spots. He substitutes CDL for pheasant tail tail to create a more durable fly.
Lance Egan has won the US national fly-fishing championship several times and won medals at the world championships. I think I’d pay attention to any fly he created!
Perhaps you should as well!
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