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Re: I <3 Frenchies

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I have always heard the story....that when the JR World Championship were at State College, that a french kid was whooping arse. After the competition everybody wanted to see his box. Ala frenchies all up in there. Think George Daniel tells that story.

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Re: I <3 Frenchies

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I have always heard the story....that when the JR World Championship were at State College, that a french kid was whooping arse. After the competition everybody wanted to see his box. Ala frenchies all up in there. Think George Daniel tells that story.


You might have heard that from me, as George had to run the shop at TCO - that's why Loren coached the PA team instead of George.

The French were indeed kicking butt on the Little J. I got to see their fly boxes (part of my job), and was surprised to see how many tiny nymphs were in there. Nothing special - the ones they kicked butt with were a size 18 & 20 medium olive body (carrot shaped), and mallard flank fibers for tailing material.

Why Lance Egan is credited with devising the Frenchie is beyond me. The name says it all...

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I have heard the story also from George, but in his book he credits the Frenchie to Lace.

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Re: I <3 Frenchies

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I have heard the story also from George, but in his book he credits the Frenchie to Lace.


Yup - page 161 - "Egan's Frenchie". Lance added a UV pink ice dubbing hot spot to a Frenchie, and called it "Egan's Frenchie". Doesn't mean Lance "invented" the Frenchie (he didn't). It's a simple bead head pheasant tail that the French just added a hot spot to.

Let's say Becker tied up a Frenchie and added a purple UV ice dubbing collar - and called it Becker's Frenchie. He didn't invent the Frenchie, he just changed one small detail and claimed it as his "invention".

See how this works?

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and ,by the way, tour ties look fantastic!


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Re: I <3 Frenchies

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Got it, I never claimed the it was his pattern entirely. Thanks for the info. I appreciate any and all advise, all I want to do is get better.

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

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I think the fl. colored hot spots make them more "streamlined" and finnish nicer. So I tend to fish them more so than the dubbed ones. Before I wrap the pheasant forward I tie off and finnish with the brighter thread.

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I have been fishing the frenchie for some time now and I have a lot of them tied up with different weight and colors. I use both dubbing and thread for the hot spot. I use dubbing to indicate flies that are only tung beaded and thread to indicate the ones that are tung and lead wrapped.

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( InTheMend) Sounds like you are on the right track. If you are going to make a run at going to the Youth USA Nationals, give me a pm some time.

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Re: I <3 Frenchies

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Also try them in different body colors, not just regular PT. Try turkey feather for light and dark sulphur imitations.

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Re: I <3 Frenchies

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Why do you think it's more effective?

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Re: I <3 Frenchies

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Why do you think it's more effective?


I am guessing you are asking about high sticking/tight lineing in regards to indicator?

It is all situational which method is a better fit. Where the current is faster and not so deep you pick up every pause and tick your fly produces. With an indicator you have a delay. This is the gist of it. Plenty on info out there on it.

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