Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fly Tying Tips for Tying a Royal Coachman Streamer

Royal Coachman Streamer
Saving steps in fly tying can speed up the typing process. One example is tying the body of the Coachman fly where you have to make numerous cuts when attaching the peacock and floss.

To begin, attach a red hackle tail and two peacock herls to the shank of a No. 9671 or 79580 Mustad hook, size 12-8. Spin the herls forward 1/8 inch and tie them off--leaving the ends pointed forward. 

Now tie in the red floss. Next spiral the 3/0 monocord forward over the peacock herls 1/8 to 3/16 inch. Then spiral the floss forward over the tied down herls. Secure and cut off the floss, making sure not to cut the herls. 

Finish the body by spinning the peacock herls 1/8 inch forward. 

Complete the fly by tying in and spinning several turns of brown Coachman brown hackle and attaching a wet fly wing made from two white saddle hackle. 

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