Frenchie Jig Nymph Variant- The Pineapple ExpressPrime Fly Company
The Frenchie is a staple of the european nymphing fly box. It is a suped up pheasant tail, omitting the unnecessary and adding a bright thorax and uv hot spot collar.
Tied on Hanak or Fasna competition barbless hooks with slotted tungsten beads.
The Frenchie is one of the most versatile european nymphing patterns ever developed. It can be fished year round, anywhere in the world. I euro nymph with standard gear, 10' 2/3wt fly rod, on a 15'+ leader. You can fish this as the point fly or anchor, although it's generally the point fly.