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Fly Tying Video: Egan’s Thread Frenchie With Davis James

Davis James joins us at the vise this week to show us how to tie another killer nymph pattern. Last week, we went old school with Griffith’s Gnat. This week, we’re diving into the innovative world of euro nymphing with Egan’s Thread Frenchie.

Umpqua Signature Tyer Lance Egan took his inspiration for this pattern from the Frenchie style of flies, which have gained popularity among euro nymphing fanatics. Egan’s original Frenchie is a deadly fly. But in an effort to create a pattern that would be more durable and equally effective, along came the Thread Frenchie.

Tied on a jig hook and with a sleek profile, this fly sinks fast and fish love it. Think of it as a streamlined Pheasant Tail that’s quicker to tie and much more durable.

Take a look as Davis shows us how to tie Egan’s Thread Frenchie:


Egan's Thread Frenchie Fly Recipe:

Hook: Hanak 400BL - Sizes 12-16

Thread: Ultra Thread 70 Denier - Grey Brown (OG Pattern Olive)

Bead: Slotted Tungsten Bead 2.8mm to 3.2mm - Black (OG Pattern Silver)

Segmentation: Ultra Wire - Brassie - Black (OG Pattern Sculpin Olive)

Tail: Whiting Coq De Leon Tailing Fibers - Black (OG Pattern Pardo)

Thorax: Ice Dub - Midnight Haze (OG Pattern UV Pink)

Click here to purchase the Thread Frenchie and view the list of materials. If you found this video helpful, please take a moment to subscribe to the Anglers All YouTube channel where you’ll be the first to know about new videos. Have ideas for future videos? Leave it in the comments!

If you need help tying this pattern or anything else fly tying or fly fishing related, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’d love to help you get started! You can visit us at the fly shop in Littleton or give us a call at 303-794-1104.

Online and phone orders can opt for free shipping or curbside pickup right here at the shop. Orders placed by 3pm will be ready for curbside pickup the same day! Grab the tools and materials you need to tie up the Thread Frenchie. Then get out there on the water and let us know how it goes!