It makes a good match with the Hardy's Favorite. This combination of materials has been used in a million different ways to catch all sorts of fish. They are very pretty and I think I'll tie some to put into my fly box. Super flies! August 2018 ONLY, Monday to Thursday Hook your stay on the fly Sho’t left! Nice to see my all time favourite wets here... Great flies nicely photographed, with good commentary. TROUT ; GREAT FLIES !! Wings: White Mallard Quill, upright and divided. !love it. Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippets. Drab - but fishy, isn't it? I am having great results using them in Denmark for sea trout. Thank you for your time and consideration. Hook: Mustad 3399, #8 You are not allowed to post links (http://...) in comments. Nobody has made dead animal parts look more inviting. Wing: Mottled Turkey. Although a “royal coachman” himself, he chose to call his fly simply a “Coachman”. A true bit of angling history. The second - related to the first - is to set expectations. Tail: tippets. Really, beautifully tied fishing flies and superbly photographed. And like you, I went home with new confidence and started tying wets. If you think they are fun to tie, wait 'til a nice trout or bass rolls on your wet fly at the end of a swing! The wing can be made with either matching left/right slips of barred woodduck, or taking one wider slip and folding it lengthwise (the British method). It was time to scratch an itch. This fly is fishable, but it will not win any beauty contests. It's very popular in the UK and has spawned countless variations on the "mallard and claret" theme. The red wool body leaps out at you when you're holding the actual fly. living in the Rangeley, Maine area one has the opportunity to fly cast on some historical waters and see many flies from the world over. This will catch fish - and in fact has caught fish for far longer than I have been fishing. Hook: Down eye wet fly, #10-16 Thread: Black tying silk Tail: Golden pheasant tippet fibers Body: Peacock herl Central Body: Red tying silk or floss Throat Hackle: Brown hen hackle Wings: Matching slips of white duck quill Head:Varnished black tying silk “If I were asked which fly was the most killing at all times and under all circumstances, I should unhesitatingly say the Coachman. Across and down on the surface as a egg laying caddis. very nicely done i will be tying some of these myself. Dry flies; Wet flies; Private flies; Salmon flies; Contact; Baboon flies. This one was tied with chicken wing quills like the flies above. At one time or another, every tyer has tied one, and every fly fisherman has fished one. Just got done tying myh firs tomah joes. Tag: Flat Silver Tinsel around B.C. I was looking for Wickhams Fancy and there it was.. You need to use those "side" feathers that are essentially one sided, with the good side having solid web all the way to the tips of the barbs. Tying the Melvin Zulu (WetFly) by Davie McPhail, Danish fly angler and professional photographer Søren Skarby got an idea: to photograph fish like they'd never been photographed before, These videos will make you a better fly tyer. Thanks for wonderful flies that have some of the neatest symmetrical head wraps I've seen. Place the hook in the vise and secure the thread behind the eye. How it originated. Gold and claret/magenta with a mottled wing. keep up the good work and i hope you add more to your site, just can't get enough of them. very nice work. I always say, "the classics are classics because they work." The recipe for this fly came from Mike Dawe's "Flytier's Companion", which is UK based. I have caught more difficult fish on soft hackled wet flies than any other . I wish that you would tie some traditional Irish and Scottish wet patterns, such as the Green Peter, Kate McClaren and Kingsmill Moore's bumble series - the Golden Olive, Fiery Brown and Claret Bumble. This is a real pretty fly. 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. I can't help it. You can then helicopter the wire to break it off close. Tag:Flat Silver Tinsel Since I had two boxes, I had a total of 20 patterns to tie. Triple A....Awesome article, Awesome Flies, Awesome Photography. thank you , marvelous flies: i love them! Just wonderfull flies! Happy Easter to all. If tied using the traditional mottled turkey in the wing, use goose shoulder instead of goose quill for the yellow stripe, as it will marry easier. this is the page that inspired me to start a Soft hackled or Winged wet fly swap in my favorite online forum. Tail: Brown Hackle Please answer me quicly. i mainly fish for seatrout on the rheidol and ystwyth in mid wales and was wondering if we could see a peter ross as it is one of my favorite. . DO NOT hesitate to use these during the season. Best wishes for fly casting. At the front of the body, tie the wire off with a few tight wraps of tying thread. It was one of many flies I found in a friend’s old fly box. Another hour. The Global FlyFisher has been online since the mid-90's and has been free to access for everybody since day one – and will stay free for as long as I run it. The original Coachman fly is credited to Englishman Tom Bosworth, a nineteenth century fly fisherman and flytier. It doesn't. See more details about what you can do to help in this blog post. The wing on this fly is just a bit too long. I have an old 'John Veniard' book which has some of these flies in, they are tied with the same materials here, apart from the 'Catskill', Veniard uses Brown Mallard shoulder feather for the wings and tail.. This is a real inspiration for a beginner. An American fly tier named John Haily is the inventor of the Royal Coachman, which is a pattern that takes the old Coachman and fortifies it with red thread bands and the barred tail feathers. Dr. Burke was the man who painted all the plates in Bergman's book "Trout". when putting the body hackle for a wickham,s fancy,next time,try using a saddle hackhle with the flue NO longer than the gape of the hook,and STRIP the flue from one side of the hackle.this will make a more sparsley hackled body. The saddles struck me with their intense colors and solid web, then necks with their stem length and shortish barbs. Flyfishing consultant. And for dry flies??? Perhaps you will fish the flies. I'm sure you will recognize some of them. I'm a sucker for flies with palmered hackles. Such is life! I used Danville 3/0 to rib this fella, which is tied on a size 8 Mustad 3399 hook. Royal Coachman Luxury Fly Fishing Lodge admidst the mountain of Clarens. Body: Flat Silver Tinsel Hackle: Brown Got some fine fish from the Frandy and other lochs. interested. Thanks, Neat stuff Bob; I love to fish with the wet fly. Wing: Slate, Hook: Mustad 3399, #8 I've reasoned that there is insufficient barbing on the fibres to prevent splaying when locked with thread. It's a real handsome pattern. Body: Magenta Floss . I realized that I could spend the rest of the day at his booth so I pulled away so I could see the show. Excellently tied trout flies on this page. Knowing that brook trout were quite territorial, old timers would often clip the fin off a caught fish and use it for bait. Wing: White calf body hair, cleaned and stacked. Head: Black tying thread and head cement. But that doesn't mean that it's free to run. The cover and title of a book serve two very important purposes. Paul Schullery’s essay, “Royal Coachman and Friends” (found in his book, Royal Coachman: The Lore and Legends of Fly-Fishing), tells the story of this magnificent pattern. These feathers were perfect for the wet flies I was working on. I too am a big fan of Bergmans, Trout.and also like to tie and fish those old traditional wet fly ties. Rib: Flat Gold Tinsel thanks, i am just starting to tie, and i was running out of patterns for the materials i had, thatnks again. I 'M I GLAD TO HAVE FOUND THIS SITE I OWN ONE OF HIS GREATEST BOOKS !! Quackenbush as an obvious precursor. Just checked in on this page again and am surprised at the the interest. It costs money to drive a large site like this. Wing: Teal Flank, Hook: Mustad 3399, #8 I've been fly fishing for 55 years and ironically have caught less than ten trout on wet flies. Tail: Guinea Body: Peacock Herl I sorted through a lot of flank to find a few feathers to use on these flies. PS. This will give a fairly solid profile to the wing, but the fineness of the mallard fibres will allow sufficient movement to suggest life in the water. Thanks for the great photos and encouraging remarks. I'd like to know a little bit more about the history of this fly, as the Pebble Beach I know is known more for birdies and bogeys rather than trout and wet flies. . I found out that he is friends with our good buddy Large Mike Martinek. thanks.. Nice story too. I'm a great fan of GFF as well, and love many of the patterns and articles. These pages are a real exibition space. Were can i buy entire wet collection ? Wing: Mottled Turkey, Hook: Mustad 3399, #8 This does not match the recipe in Bergman's book." I've use many years these classic flies and they are very good fish catchers! early in the year you can tie it on and just leave it there until you need another. Thread: Black, 8/0 or 70 denier. Large streamer versions are also used for winter steelhead and Atlantic salmon. The wet flies and salmon patterns alone could fill volumes of pages. Run the thread back to the start of the bend, opposite the barb. I feel that my daughters will inherit my stack of flytying materials. That holo gold is a fish magnet. It is most often seen as a dry fly, particularly when it wears the dress of the Royal Wulff. Their sweeping curves, vibrant color and intriguing names take us back to that grand and ealier time we too often care nothing about. Hook: Mustad 3399, #8 As luck would have it, there was also a fly named the Black and Orange that match this recipe perfectly. The pattern had a green chenille butt and a red floss body. All 35 Wet Flies will be on my site in the very near future. These flies were tied with the only materials available. & Dr. burke, Both of which were from New Jersey , as I am too. There are other dressings like Adirondack, Cupsuptic, Potomac, Rio Grande King, Utah, Ray Bergman and Montreal Silver in the book too. Prepare a bunch of moose body hair for tail. Royal Coachman wet fly. Fly Fishing Tips Best Fishing Fishing Lures Fishing Stuff Hair Wings Steelhead Flies Salmon Flies Fly Tying Patterns Fishing Supplies. Everyone ties and fishes the Greenwell's Glory in an almost infinite number of varieties. iI would like to find someone who would tye SIX of the patterns for me. The first time I ever saw a real one was when a friend in Nova Scotia sent me some in a swap, telling me how he used them when fishing for sea run brookies. Hackle: Magenta A dry fly pattern first tied by Lee Wulff and fished with great success for decades. Tip: Flat Gold Tinsel It isn't valuable. excellent site.i have been looking for good classic wets to tie. Again, they are beautiful and fantastic. Forty years ago the oldtimers in the Harman, WV area used three wets at a time on short leaders. exellent!!. It's easy to see why this has caught so many fishermen's attention over the years. Your flies have inspired me to try to do these flies justice.The manner you have presented them has started a itch in me I will have to scratch!!!! 1. Gathering up materials and building a desk right now. A lifetime hobby began. Hackle: Black Since Wet Flies seem to be coming back in fashion somewhat, I thought I'd share them with GFF readers. I first saw this fly in a swap I did back in 1994 and it's caught my eye ever since. Obviously, I am struggling with my bronze mallard wings. Nice combination of colors and materials. In todays fly tying video I show you how to tie a Royal Coachman Bucktail. As a " wet fly" tyer from the UK I can appreciate the work and skill put into them Body: Peacock Herl/Red Floss/Peacock Herl. The Royal Coachman is the most recognizable fly in the entire world, known even to the non-fishers. It is my "go to" page for tying wet flies. Hackle: Brown I used to tie this one with a wing tied "Hughes" style with a bunch of dark dun hen saddle fibers. Royal Wulff A legendary dry fly, great for prospecting. Still - a pretty fly just the same. The Bead-Head Royal Coachman is my version of this iconic pattern. Wet flies have been around as long as fly fishing itself. . Rib: Oval Silver Tinsel A not-quite-as-well-known fly from the UK, where "blae" refers to various shades of gray (like dun, slate, etc.). The Royal Coachman has been tied as a wet fly, dry fly, and, of course, there’s the Royal Wulff, which has been called the unofficial state bird of Montana. Cover the hook shank with thread to the start of the bend, opposite the barb. Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippet Excellent work. I thought I was one of the few that was interested in the wet fly style of fishing and tying. Great job! i am interested in all the old classics from trout flies to salmon flies. I just finished reading The Soft-Hackled Fly and Tiny Soft Hackles by Sylvester Nemes which inspired me to surch on line for more articles about wet flies. I very much enjoy tying these patterns, and am using your pictures as an instructional guide. just a great collection of flies , I have been looking for some classic patterns to ty & try I really like your style of tying. One of my favorites of the lot. Body: Pearsall's Gossamer Silk Thread, Primrose, darkened with dark brown cobbler's wax Wing: Slate Perhaps? Wing: Guinea, Hook: Mustad 3399, #8 Fish them as a unweighted nymph dead drift down stream. Some excellent work. Probably the most familiar Brook Trout fly pattern there is. I was surprised to find quite a few of the wet flies in Bergman's book sport some sort of floss or thread ribbing. I appreciate your kind words Pete. I've only scratched the surface of the hundreds of variations on this theme. Body: back 3rd peacock, red floss, front 3rd peacock. Beautiful flies perfectly photographed. I looked for a variety of colors schemes, some bright attractors as well as some flies sporting more subdued natural tones. By the way - this is a real fish catcher. Let's take a close look at some of the more popular henchmen in the royal family. The Royal Coachman is a very traditional fly pattern that can be tied as a wet fly or a dry fly. Traditional wet flies (and their modern derivations) for sea-run brown trout and salmon. I have become a fan of the classic wet patterns, and have begun to tie some. 38. I have had many wonderful evenings fishing for lake rainbow trout using squirrel tail blue dun wets and catching fish after fish as people just shook their heads wondering what "magic fly" I was using. The Global FlyFisher is powered by the Drupal CMS. A nice combination of colors in this fly. Tail: Natural moose body hair. One day I was in the mood for some herl bodied wet flies, and this one caught my eye. Royal Coachman wet fly 2013-10-06. Finding mallard flank to make a nice slip wing is difficult. There are not many patterns that incorporate pink into their recipe without being gawdy. Details. Originally, in the 1870’s (Believe it or not), the Royal Coachman was tied as a traditional wet fly, as we know them today. Granted, a gifted and experienced tyer like Don always makes fly tying seem incredibly easy, but I couldn't shake the "I can do that" feeling that was coming over me. Some classics are sprinkled in, but for the most part, many of these flies are not well known. Begin wrapping the herl rope around the hook shank to form the body of the fly. I like it. Great patters,going up to the limestone lochs in durness,in a couple of weeks,vice bamboozld with ideas!!!!! The original Coachman and Royal Coachman were wet flies and, like most flies of that time, they were nonrepresentational. Thank you so much! Exactly what I've been looking for! The Royal Coachman is a classic wet fly which is well known for years. Mount a hook in the vise and cover the shank with thread. The Royal Coachman and all of it's henchmen are truly the grandfather of all attractor patterns when trout aren't feeding selectively. One technique, and the only alternative I know of, is to trim a slip 3 times the size of the desired width of wing and "fold" or "roll" each end inwards. Simply the Best Place to go for Online Fly Fishing and Fly Tying. Rib: Flat Gold Tinsel Still - this will be a fish catcher. In fly tying circles at least, that may be the case, as tyers look for new challenges and new sources of inspiritaion. Initially from that came a fly he is generally credited with, the Old Grey Mare. Soft hackles are probably the most effective flies there is. [ Contact FAOL ] Measure the tail to be one hook … Along with that, they are simply beautiful. . This past Fall and Winter, the simmer came to a full boil. Neck Ring Nymph 2013-08-15. Some time ago I got an interesting new product, which I had a chance to test it. Beautiful photography, and wonderfull looking " wets". Thank you especially for the dark Montreal wet fly! Hook: Mustad 3399, #8 Body: Peacock herl. CATSKILL,GRAY HACKLE, NIGHT OWL, PARSON TOM, PINK LADY, WOODRUFF. I tie alot of classic wet flies, including many of these patterns and let me make one suggestion. Hackle: Coachman brown. The water they fished , is on the south branch of the Raritan , near a town called Long valley, DR. Burke lived in a town called Bound Brook N.J. Rib: Flat Gold Tinsel Wing: Slate, I have to say what a first rate set of wet flies. Hackle: Light Claret Long before the advent of 'modern' tying materials, they were created and improved upon at a far slower pace than today's modern counterparts; limited by materials available and the tiers imagination. Beautifully tied and presented. Step 2. Tail: Crimson The Wet Fly Plates in "Trout" are works of art. Rib: Flat Silver Tinsel Nice tying here, I have saved the site to my browser. Remember too, that I only included flies with peacock herl and red floss. Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane. Hackle: Coachman Brown (dark brown) SCOUTING REPORT. I'd wrapped my share of thread, paid enough dues. Thanks for the great pattern photos and information. Thanks for the article and pictures, my next move is to the bench! The result of this is this nymph. I met Don Bastian for the first time last winter at the Fly Show in College Park, Maryland. Tag: Flat Gold Tinsel Awhile back, I received a shipment of hen necks and saddles from Whiting Farms. Then wrap the wire up the shank in an open spiral, zig zagging to prevent trapping fibers. A fly fishing companion blog with fly fishing tips and fly tying tips based on a soon to be published book by Doug Stewart. . This fly is just a wonderful blend of materials and colors, which also happen to work quite well as a streamer. A true timeless classic. I love your wetflies. Who turned the color off? Article by Jeffrey Smith. Another one from Helen's book. Hen again. Does anyone know how this fly was tied originally? Thread: Black, 6/0. grats & thanks! I finally got around to taking the wings of a mallard drake this season and tied the fly but reached a quandry when placing the slips together. Beautiful photos of classic wet flies, along with the recipes using legally available, modern-day feathers. Beautiful page, wonderful photography and comments. I sell guinea feathers through a farmers' cooperative . If you sell the collection, I am ready to purchase 4 each, and a dozen of several of the patterns. it works well any where on the leader. River Devon was a great source of scrappy little fighters, all released as gently as possible. It was the ‘Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph’ of its day, very popular. I need a dozen of each to maKe a frame to give as gifts, If you know of someone please advise. Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippet We pride ourselves not only on the size of our fish, but rather the space in which we allow them to grow. Source: Streamer Fly Tying & Fishing by Joseph D. Bates, Jr, - Pg 329-330 Royal Coachman Hairwing Streamer Recipe Hook: Mustad 3665A #1 Thread: White Tag: Gold flat tinsel Tail: Golden pheasant tippet fibers Butt: Peacock herl Body: Tied in 3 sections 1/4 peacock herl, 1/2 red floss, 1/4 peacock herl Throat: Brown hackle fibers Wing: White arctic runner You can fish them upstream dry fly with a bit of floatant and it looks like a seriously trapped crippled emerger/dry. Tight Lines. thanks for sharing these with all of us. Im glad I finally found a use for the feathers I dont use on the wood duck as I dont tie salmpn flies.Keep up the good work Stan fron Ct. WOW !! Palmered hackle? Also, there is now at least one discussion board on the web (not allowed to give you a link, you'll have to find it yourself, maybe by googling the names of some classic wet flies) where many of us afficianados of the classic wets hang out and show some patterns and discuss ideas. I would hazard to guess that more Royal Coachman, along with it's many variations, have come out of a vice then any other pattern in the world. He was amazing. Rib: Fine Oval Gold Tinsel If able please do more of this type of work. So few know these flies were the genesis, the foundation upon which our sport was built. Sizes 10, 12, 14, 16, 18. While keeping hold of the herl, pick up the gold wire and take a wrap to secure the herl. ...was only eight years old when brother (four years older) and I dug frozen chickens - "plymouth rock" out of the snow; cut bristles off of Dad's paint brush and crudely attached them to a worm hook. Is there threads that tie feather wings better I never noticed this fly until I saw it on the cover of Don Bastian's DVD. Dog skin; Jungle cock; Yak hair; Monkey skin; Dyes; Payment; Sundries; Books; Flies. i am tying some of them now to see how they work on trout here in nova scotia. The Western Coachman developed from Buz ’ s interest in the then popular Royal Coachman. Whatever the answer, THANK YOU once again for sharing your work with us - such beautiful creations! Your... Name hidden on user's request. We hope to bring a bit of nostalgia to these pages and to you. This part of the wing is pretty flat any way, so one would not get much curvature however tied. Beautiful flies! Great site. wind fine gold wire over the hackle to protect from breaking due to fish teeth abrading it.this is a really great fly when bounced on the surface of a 3 fly "cast of flies as the top dropper. This version is also often tied with an orange wool body. What a great inspiration he was. Talk about a black-and-white fly, with a little silver and gray to mix things up a bit. Fly Tying Tips for Tying a Royal Coachman Streamer. Lovely pictures. I must tie them! Rib: Orange Floss (Excludes public holidays) Please remember to bring your ownfly fishingtackle. Any heavier thread or floss would dominate the body too much. Yes. The Royal Coachman is also well known as a streamer pattern. I mean, in places like the Housatonic, the Farmington, the Beaverkill and the Willowemoc, and as opposed to nymphs like the Pheasant tail? I have tried the Coachman noon and night, in bright … A wide variety of existing dry fly patterns were adapted to fanwing versions, largely due to their popularity. Tag: Flat Gold Tinsel Keep up the great work. Snip off a pinch of moose hair and … The UK's version of an Adams. Back to the vise with renewed vigor. Thank you! Dad always fished wets - always three - two droppers and a point and any other way was treason. Due to the size of the hook, I had to skip rows, so I could fit 5 rows of three flies on each side of the box. 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… STILL THE BEST SITE FOR THE OLDIES BUT GOODIES on the internet!!! Welcome to 'just old flies,' a section of methods and flies that used-to-be. Since my dyed black goose was more of a dark blue, I used natural crow quill for the wing. used the Butcher (also known as the Bloody Butcher) to great effect in Fife, Scotland as a lad, coached by my sage Uncle Bertie who could talk to the fish !!!! 1. The Royal Coachman Dry Fly is a classic and traditional dry fly pattern. So, from the Coachman, an old traditional fly, we get the Royal Coachman. This was supposed to be a Lord Baltimore, until I realized I forgot the jungle cock eye. This might not look like the most exciting book I own. Now that I've seen your beautiful flies I will re-read Rays book again. Wow! Step 1. Body: Flat Gold Tinsel Body: Dark Gray Floss The resulting laminate of 3 slips can be manipulated between the fingers to shape the final wing profile. … Mr. William Blades had no superior. No praise too high. Hackle: Blue Again thanks, It caught my eye and I thought I'd try my hand at a few. Can you believe this fly? Bob Petti enjoys tying wet flies and tries to style his after the fishing flies that are popular in the UK using colors and materials that work well in the water. How cool is that? Perhaps you will enjoy them. "Silver Doctor? Very good photographs. Once you have the herls secured, snip them off close. There are many variations to the first Royal Coachman, which was a wet fly. WOW- WOW-WOW !!!!!!!!!! Whatever. Works well when you fish trout, chub, in smaller sizes on grayling, but in other species too. I almost chose not to include it here, but it's such a good fly. Place the hook in the vise and secure the thread behind the eye. Dropped in on this page and find Bob has created some fine wet flies. Wonderful art and dialogue. It started with a visit to the International Fly Tying Symposium, where I watched Don Bastian tie for awhile and then sat in on his slide show. "Classic wet flies" have never been absent from my fly boxes in 37 years of fly casting. Another well known classic fly. I'm big fan of classic trout flies. Support the Global FlyFisher through several different channels, including PayPal. Perhaps it's just comparing apples and oranges. When choose flies to tie from the book, I could not pass up a fly known as "Catskill", especially since it contains one of my favorite materials - lemon woodduck flank. NOTE: This tie is slightly different from the traditional in that it uses holographic gold tinsel. Mid-week special: Book 3 nights, pay for only 2. May I use the pictures of your Guinea Hen and Beauty flies in my coop ad and blog for our farm? The contrast of white and red make this pattern work in almost any number of various light and water level scenarios. I've been out of things for a while but am coming back to the land of the living and this page of traditional wet flies for trout is inspiring eye candy...... Don Bastian shows a "Good Evening" tied for his article back in 2006 in Fly Tyer. The original called for Ibis for the tail, but I use just a few whisps of hackle. Another from Helen's book. People also love these ideas. Body: Claret Seal's Fur found everything i needed on your site. The Parmachene Belle is named after Parmachene Lake in Maine, USA. I find that I tie flies only to replace those left in trees and fish. Ed: This article has been updated with flies tied during the Christmas holiday season of 2005. Thanks for sharing! Again - hen here instead of turkey (I know - I'm being redundant - but I don't want to be called out on the mat by the internet fly tying police.). 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