Royal Coachman

Brook trout are especially fond of this fly.


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. Color, Red.
Sizes: 12, 14, 16.
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Overall: 4.8/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 5 reviews

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    New Fly - 4/5/2014

    I will use this fly for the first it at the end of the month when our season begins.

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    Always a winner! - 1/15/2014
    By: from Burnsville, NC

    I have used this fly for years and always successful for bream in lakes in Florida or native brook trout in North Carolina.

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    Yummy - 7/3/2012
    By: from NW Oregon

    Great fly. First time I use it and the trouts went wild.

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    A Royal experiance - 10/8/2007
    By: from Idaho
    Top 50 Contributor

    The Royal Coachman works to catch fish. The white wings help to see the fly on the water. The brown hackle and peacock herl make it look buggy. I don’t know if the red body is part of the reason the fish like it, but it looks great to me. There is something that just feels right about slipping a bamboo rod from its case and tying on one of these. It is a Royal experience!

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