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Tim Cammisa of “Trout and Feather” has been fly fishing and tying for over 30 years.  View his YouTube videos and more information at:

http://www.troutandfeather.com The Cahill Frenchie is a pattern that attempts to bridge the gap between jig nymphs and emergers, if such a place exists! At first glance, the inclusion of pale yellow dubbing may appear to be a hot spot or trigger, but there’s more than meets the eye. Even better, this pattern can be varied to “match” various mayflies in the waters you fish. Before we get there, let’s briefly investigate the fly’s design, a variation of the ever popular Pheasant Tail. As tiers push boundaries with Frank Sawyer’s classic PT Nymph, fish have responded. Hot spots in the form of thread and synthetic dubbing is typically found in the thorax, and a more resilient fiber, known as Coq de...

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