The Royal Coachman is revered as the first great American fly pattern.
The Royal Coachman was first made in 1878 by John Haily, a professional fly-dresser living in New York City originally as a wet fly, however today we use it as a dry.
The distinguishing features of any Royal Coachman is the peacock herl?body partitioned with red silk or floss, a white wing and brown or red-brown hackle.
One of the prettiest dry fly patterns around, representing a mayfly.
Rub some floatant on and fish on a floating line when mayflies are hatching.