My #1 Go-To Fly: The Frenchie

(Tightline Productions) I have a few go-to flies. The ubiquitous Hare’s Ear is one. The other is this: the Frenchie. It was the fly that landed 38 trout for me one autumn day on the Westfield River. A day I will never forget! It’s an attractor nymph, meant not to match the hatch but to

A Go-To Nymphing Rig for Trout (with Tweaks for the Swift River ‘Bows)

Edit, 9/30/17: I’ve developed a new Euro-style nymphing leader and no longer use the one about which I wrote below. Link here. It was a strange time for me, but a happy one. It was a bright October day on the Westfield River. I had just landed my 37th good-sized trout and had hooked over