A Frenchie Nymph is really a simplified pheasant tail that is heavily weighted and has a hot spot! It an excellent nymph that quickly gets deep. Take a look at the way Tim Flagler ties it! You can certainly substitute different ice dubs for the thorax. Experiment!
Thanks to Dan Reaman for showing us this fly during one of our club's tying sessions!
Hook: Favourite nymph hook sizes 12-16
Thread: Pink 8/0
Added Weight: 0:015 lead equivalent
Bead: Tungsten 7/64ths
Tail: Coq De Leon (can certainly use pheasant)
Body: Pheasant tail
Rib: Gold wire, small
Collar: Shell Pink Ice Dub or your favourite colour of ice dub