Skinny Nelson – Norm Frenchette

Here is a neat little nymph from Fly Tying: New and Old called the Skinny Nelson. It was featured on Field and Stream as the Agust 2008 fly of the month. Tracy Peterson developed the nymph as a baetis nymph/Midge larva imitation. This looks like a good pattern for my eastern box, even though the fly was developed with Montana’s Bighorn in mind. My only modification will be to use a curved scud hook like a Mustad C49S rather than the straight shank TMC 3761. you can find the step by step tying sequence on Norm’s blog, and the recipe on F&S.


Skinny Nelson - Norm Frenchette
Skinny Nelson - Norm Frenchette

2 thoughts on “Skinny Nelson – Norm Frenchette”

  1. Just tried this with silver bead in size 16 at vermejo park and did it wasn great producer. Easy pattern to produce.

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