A strange fly
The Frances fly is a famous shrimp – prawn pattern that fishes well all through the season
A compact and rather peculiar looking fly that has a very hypnotic grip on Atlantic salmon. This a classic size for the whole season.
The other tube Frances flies
The Frances fly was originally devised by the late UK fly tier Mr. Peter Dean This was in 1968 The fly was a special commission job for his client Mr. David Blythe who were about to embark on a journey to fish various salmon rivers on Iceland – The fly was a great success and this odd shrimp pattern has ever sins been a favoured fly on Iceland and at many other rivers in Europa.
We envision that this pattern with time will become a favoured pattern for steelhead anglers on the West Coast of North America…
Success has many fathers
Right; An original Frances fly by the fly tiers that worked with Peter Dean – Or actually it is the next generation of the Frances fly called The Black Eyed Prawn – or The BEP The BEP is almost identical to the Frances Fly – except for the two black beads attached to the top of the fly.
All the shrimp flies
Read more about shrimp and prawn
See our page on the General Practitioner another famous shrimp patternSee our General Practitioner page on Fishmadman.com
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Terry Byrn (verified owner) –
John Shaw (verified owner) –
James Vincent (verified owner) –
Idaho, United States
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Nova Scotia, Canada