Tip: Gold tinsel if desired
Body: Peacock herl
Hackle: Dark red brown or brown
The Coachman is a great wet fly. It was the ‘Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph’ of its day, very popular. It was never missing from my fly box since I first started tying and fishing flies in 1964. Along with the Coachman my brother and I were also never without its relatives; Leadwing Coachman, Royal Coachman and yet another variation to the Yellow Coachman called the California Coachman. The California Coachman is identical to Bergman’s recipe for the Yellow Coachman but has the addition of a golden pheasant tippet tail.