About the Coachman Trout Fly
A good dusk pattern and an excellent night fly that is effective on both river and still waters.
According to fly fishing folk lore the creator of the 'Coachman' was Tom Bosworth who was reputedly coachman to George 1V, William 1V and Queen Victoria.
The fly he created lives on in flyboxes all over the world as one of the most successful and reliable patterns on both sides of the Atlantic.
It was created in the 1830's as a wet fly but soon proved its' effectiveness when used as a dry fly
The 'Field' in 1853 put forward an alternative coachman, John Hughes of Kent, also a coachman as the inventor of this pattern, another variation the Dark Coachman is attributed to H R Francis 1870.
Creator of this trout fly: Tom Bosworth
Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey
Country of origin for this trout fly: England
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams, Still Water
- Hook : 12-16.
- Thread : Black.
- Body : Peacock herl.
- Wing : White duck or goose.
- Hackle : Natural red cock or hen.
Partridge L3B Captain Hamilton Dry Fly Up Eye.
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