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Re: I <3 Frenchies

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Those Frenchies look like little baby trout ice cream cones. Their cute.

Posted on: 2013/2/17 23:33
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Re: I <3 Frenchies

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NickR, I don't know if that's a compliment or not. As for the 7x tippet, I usually use 5 or 6, but on friday, the fish for some reason were really sensitive so I decided to go on the safe side. I also think it's more fun to fight fish on light tippet even if you loose some. And if I feel that the fight is getting to long and the fish could be getting tired I try to horse it in so I can release it, or the line breaks. I am very aware and keen on proper catch and release. With that being said, your probably right about the tippet size in general.

Posted on: 2013/2/17 23:40


Re: I <3 Frenchies

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I thought I would wreck on green weenies, never caught a fish on one. . .

Posted on: 2013/2/17 23:40


Re: I <3 Frenchies

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Had a similar day on Saturday although not on LL. Had similar results with the GRHE in the same size hook/bead than the frenchies. When I first started tying I wasn't getting proportions right so I just wrapped the pheasant all the way up like a frenchie wo the hotspot. Funny that's what the "pros" use, I was just a scrub...
I'm finding fish in the slower water below the riffs and feel better at a distance with the Indy versus getting closer tight lining right now. Need to get better/more confident tight lining at a distance and in water that's not totally broken up

Posted on: 2013/2/18 0:25


Re: I <3 Frenchies

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That was a little weird wasn't it? They look good dude!

Posted on: 2013/2/18 0:43
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Re: I <3 Frenchies

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No, because I have no confidence in them. Think you would agree that when you fish a fly with confidence, it produces for you.
You got me on that one. I must agree with you for once.

Posted on: 2013/2/18 17:35
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Re: I <3 Frenchies

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i tied up a dozen or so last fall in pink, orange and green... caught fish on them all. i put them on a scud hook though. can't wait to try them in the spring.

Posted on: 2013/2/18 22:59


Re: I <3 Frenchies

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Yea I tie mine one scud hooks as well.

Posted on: 2013/2/18 23:36
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Re: I <3 Frenchies

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i always called these gold head bugs,because that's what they were titled as in the book i learned from.

i have heard good things lately about tying these with brightly colored thread as the hotspot instead of dubbing.anybody haveany experience with this?

i tend to tye mine with an upturned eye.they seem to penetrate better on a stream near me where they are magnets for wild browns.

Posted on: 2013/2/23 1:23


Re: I <3 Frenchies

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They are formally known as Frenchies, Lance Egan's pattern. The ones tied here by me, although it may be hard to see, have a dubbed hot spot and a excessive whip finish with red thread.

Posted on: 2013/2/23 2:16


Re: I <3 Frenchies

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The frenchie is one of my top producers, I however just use floro red or orange thread. I have went with jig hooks also.

I do some comp fishing also and I agree if you on the right water type tight light nymphing will out fish indi style. Indi style or dry dropper will out fish tight line nymphing on the long deep pools particularly in fresh stocked fish and the winter.

both styles shine in certain times. One difference between the two is with tight line nymping you are in contact with the flies all the time as long as you are doing it correctly. You dont have that with indi style and you will miss strikes.


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Re: I <3 Frenchies

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They are formally known as Frenchies, Lance Egan's pattern. The ones tied here by me, although it may be hard to see, have a dubbed hot spot and a excessive whip finish with red thread.


i understand they are now called lance eagan's frenchie.

they forgot to call them that in the book i learned from though,because he wasn't born yet :)

we also call them tyed in the round.

Posted on: 2013/2/23 18:13


Re: I <3 Frenchies

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and ,by the way, tour ties look fantastic!

Posted on: 2013/2/23 23:39


Re: I <3 Frenchies

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What size do these fish best? I tied some in 14 last night. Some on nymph hooks, some on scud hooks.

Posted on: 2013/2/24 8:06


Re: I <3 Frenchies

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I've been tying and using the Frenchie for almost a year. I tie them on hook sizes 16 to 22 both weighted (tungsten beads and lead wire) and un-weighted. I've fished them as an anchor, lead and point fly. They just flat catch fish. The only change I've made to Egan's pattern is to substitue barred duck feathers tailing material for Coq de Leon as it's expensive and I'm cheap.

Dale

Posted on: 2013/2/24 9:08



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