The Royal Coachman is one of the best attractor flies of all time and quite possibly one of the most famous dry flies ever. Traditional duck quill wings. Our clients swears by this pattern. You should probably fish this fly more often.
Probably the most familiar Brook Trout fly pattern there is. Originally designed as a Coachman imitation, the red floss was wrapped around the body to make the fly more durable against the teeth of Maine brook trout. First designed in 1878 by John Hailey and named by L. C. Orvis, the brother of Orvis founder Charles F. Orvis. A true bit of angling history and one of our best selling flies of all time. Over 3,000 dozens sold to date!!
We tie it in hook sizes 10 to 18.
The Royal Coachman is an artificialfly that has been tied as a wet fly, dry fly and streamer pattern. Today, the Royal Coachman and its variations are tied mostly as dry flies and fished floating on the water surface. It is a popular and widely used pattern for freshwater game fish, particularly trout and grayling. Large streamer versions are also used for winter steelhead and Atlantic salmon.
No fly better represents this freewheeling era [late 19th century] in fly tying than the Royal Coachman, which among the general public may be the world’s best-known fly. Its name has the right combination of romance and class to appeal even to people who don’t fish, and the fly has such a commanding appearance that few fly fisherman can resist having some permutation of the pattern in their fly boxes, even if they never use it. Most of them don’t know it, but the Royal Coachman is the first great American fly pattern…