SPRITE Wide Jig S2400:

Frenchie Jig

Ben Beckwith

The SPRITE Wide Gape Jig S2400 is a barbless hook that is suitable for all kinds of nymphs among other patterns. Perfect for grayling fishing. Here Ben Beckwith walks you through how to tie a Frenchie Jig! 

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Frenchie Jig

Dressing

Hook: Sprite wide gape jig #12-18

Bead: Silver slotted tungsten. Size to fit hook.

Thread: 8/0 Black

Tail: Coq de leon

Tag: Medium red holographic

Rib: Small silver wire

Dubbing: Hends Spectra 46

Hackle: CDC

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Tying Squence 1-4

Step 1 – Catch the thread in and build a small base behind the bead to hold it in place. Then catch in the tail and tie down to the point of the hook. 

Step 2 – Catch in the wire and the holographic and tie up to the bead. 

Step 3 – Wrap the holographic in touching turns up to the bead and tie it off. Then cut off the waste piece.

Step 4 – In touching turns wrap down to the rear of the fly to form a tag and then back up to the bead in touching turns to form the body.

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Whip Finisher
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Whip Finisher
Whip Finisher

Tying sequence 5-8

Step 5 – Wrap the rib up and tie it off behind the bead. 

Step 6 – Wrap a single turn of dubbing to form a small bump behind the bead. This will force the CDC hackle to sit better. 

Step 7 – Unspin the thread and use a dubbing needle to split it. Put the CDC in a Petitjean clip or similar and insert it into the split thread. Then spin to tighten. 

Step 8 – Wrap the CDC hackle and then do 3 more wraps to lock it in. Then unspin the thread as the spinning process makes it weak so be careful in this step. Then wrap another small pinch of 46 dubbing and whip finish.

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