Coachman Wet Fly #6


Tip: Gold tinsel if desired

Tail: None

Ribbing:           None

Body: Peacock herl

Hackle: Dark red brown or brown

Wing: White

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.

One comment on “Coachman

  1. Bill Bergren says:

    Do you know where I can buy a size 12 California Coachman and a size 12 Dark Cow Dung (both dry flys. I am trying to complete a collection and am missing these two. Thanks

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