Your fishing buddy won’t pat your back for tossing a Kursk Red Frances into a salmon pool. However, you can do that later yourself after landing the savior of a slow day. Not a good idea to do your first runs with this – the heavy fly is rather a last resort than your regular go-to. On the other hand: if you don’t catch a salmon with a dead-drifted Kursked Frances, you probably won’t with anything else either. Head weights: medium 1.5 grams, large 2.5 grams. Also available: Kursk and Frances Red Conehead.