The Frenchie has been a fantastic fly for us for the past several seasons, and this hot butt variant is no exception. Mix up the thorax and tag color for tons of effective variations. If you’re heading out to your favorite trout stream or river this is one fly that you’re not going to want to be without!
Hook: Firehole Sticks 317 Size 16-22
Bead: Firehole Stones Nickel Bead or Tungsten Nickel/Silver Bead sized to match
Mop flies have been really popular over the past couple seasons, and for good reason – they catch fish in a wide variety of conditions, and they have great action in the water. This is a variant that uses FNF Predator Worm material rather than mop chenille, which makes it more durable and gives the fly a little more life in the water.
Great attractor nymph that works great by itself in larger sizes when the water is higher, as well as a solid weight nymph. You can tie this on a standard nymph hook like the video, or try it on a jig hook as well!
Hands down the winner of the ugliest fly competition, the Mop Fly has a love/hate following. That being said, there’s no disputing the effectiveness of these strange looking flies. Cream and tan seem to work plenty well, but there’s lots of other options that will work great depending on your fish and conditions. If you’re fishing high and dirty water, there may be no better fly!