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Bought this fly(attached, hopefully....) at a fly shop out in eastern Oregon and have scoured the internet to the best of my ability and couldn't find even a picture of this with the thread in front of the bead. I can tie a "regular" bead head nymph, there's plenty of those videos, but am wondering if someone can point me in the right direction on making one of these. Thanks so much!
The full back, flash back, bead head, Pheasant Tail (wow thats a mouthful)... Is a great fly! Everyone fishes the flash back pheasant tail, and there are many videos on youtube about how to tie them, but I have yet to find one as a full back flash back. I see these in fly shops all the time though, with the full flash back, but never seen people tie them. I find these full back versions do better when fish are spunky. The more flash on them actually attracts the aggressive fish more, especially on sunny days. I also like tying these heavy, with a bead head and some lead wraps, but you could omit this in your tie if you want. For me though, I like fishing these as my lead fly, something to get the fishes attention, then drop something a little more subtle behind it, even just a regular pheasant tail, or a simple zebra midge. Something without a bead. The extra weight of my lead fly tends to get the whole rig down deep fast, without the need for lead split shot, so it makes a healthier river and easier day on the water not messing with split shot.
The Frenchie is commonly tied on a jig hook, and usually fished by euro nymphing style. However the same fly can be tied on a traditional nymph hook and is also quite effective fished under an indicator as well. In fact, I had some great luck with this fly on my last trip to the Animas. I tie these small for my local rivers, but you can tie them much larger if you want. The materials I used... Hook: TMC 3761 on size 16 Thread: Veevus 10/0 in Red Bead: 2.8mm Gold Tungsten Bead Weight: .010 lead wire Tail/body: Pheasant Tail Fibers Ribbing: UTC Small Gold Wire Collar: UV Shrimp Pink Ice Dub Glue: Hard as Hull Head Cement
RED SPOT PHEASANT TAIL NYMPH