Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Jack Devlin, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. IMG_0167.jpg IMG_0161.jpg IMG_0075.jpg 18316[/ATTACH] "THE COACHMEN".
    I hope this Salon subject will "fly" with you guys. It seems to me that this WFF thing reaches a lot of people not only here in Western Washington but throughout the State and across the Country and just about everywhere else. I thought that a COACHMAN style fly might cover a good range of types of flies for different fish. Also, of late, there has been interest in fly tying expressed by some new comers to the forum and what better a group of flies to learn on than Coachmen. For veteran tiers it is a good one too. So, by Coachman style I mean the traditional Royal Coachman, Fanwing Coachman, Leadwing Coachman, Coachman, Coachman Streamer, Coachman Wet etc. A Royal Wulff is a Coachman style fly. Or, develop your own Coachman style fly. Hope this will be an acceptable Salon subject.

    SALON - What it is and how it works

    Here is what would be my entry were I not judging; a Calftail Coachman Steelhead fly tied last night. Photo quality not so good. Camera kaput, had to use cell phone.
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  2. Nice theme. I developed a Coachman spider for summer steelhead earlier this season that I'll tie and photo for the Salon.
  3. Coachman Spey
  4. I think we should all chip in and send Kelvin a package of hooks.:)
  5. made it myself

    I thought that was part of the rules of this post
  6. here's one on a hook I bought
  7. never participated in the fly salon before. what the deal? Flies of your own development based on the theme, or established flies based on the theme, or both?

    I'd like to get in on the action without screwing it up


  8. just jump in obviously if you screw up there are do overs
  9. Here's the original explanation from when I initially started it. We should probably include the link in each month's theme posting for the new people:

    SALON - What it is and how it works
  10. Thomas, I just put the Salon "instructions" in the initial September Salon post.
  11. Kelvin, IMG_4895.JPG
    Here's a homemade hook for ya:
  12. Royal Coachman x 2
  13. Kelvin, your Coachman Spey has got me trying one. What wing material are you using?
  14. polar bear and black bear....that was the idea behind the swap
    get ya going

    has me tying spey flies again have not done alot of them
    makes me wanna tie up a few and go hit a river somewhere

    I always try to read the theme and then get right to the vice

    funny you picked up on the bad hook I honestly didnt even notice until I looked at the pictures
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    Font, nice ties!
    how do you fish thoses winged wets?
    in lakes?
    in stream?
    Like soft hackles?
  16. Mostly fish them in rivers, in fact, pretty much exclusively in rivers.
    You can dead drift them or swing them....either way is effective.
  17. nice wings
    never have gotten the hang of that
    have to have you show me sometime
  18. First time participating in one of these. Here's my version of a fly I saw in a magazine a while back. I've been fishing it this August with pretty good results. Not very traditional but the fish don't seem to care.


    Hook: Curved Shank Stonefly Size 12 3XL
    Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippet
    Body: Peacock, Red Seal Fur Dubbing, Peacock
    Underwing: White Poly Yarn & a few strands of crystal flash
    Wing/collar: Deer Hair tied in forward then pulled back to form the head & collar/wing.
    Legs: Orange rubber legs.
  19. Comparing my photo to the ones you guys take, it is obvious that I'm no photographer.
  20. Now there's a Coachman I never thought of . I like it. Do you recall what the fly was called?

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