Modofied American Coachman


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    Modofied American Coachman

    Modofied American Coachman

    Tied by Stephen Forrest

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    1. Ron Eagle Elk

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      Registered: September 2003
      Location: Yelm, WA, USA.
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      Date: 9-21-05
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    Ron Eagle Elk
    Stephen, Sure would like the recipe posted for this fly. It looks great.

    #1 9-21-05 11:24pm

    Desmond Wiles

    Sir Castaline
    That's just screem'n to be eat'n!
    #2 9-22-05 6:31pm

    Tim Cottage

    Formerly tbc1415
    Nice tie. This one gets my vote for Best of Swap.
    #3 9-23-05 3:33pm

    Stephen Forrest
    Thanks for the positive feedback. Here is the recipe and a little history

    Hook: Tiemco 5263 #8
    Tail: Golden Pheasant tippets dyed scarlet red
    Rib: Flat silver tinsel, small
    Body: Yellow floss
    Wing: White Artic Fox Tail, red crystal flash as over wing
    Collar: Mallard Flank dyed Scarlet red

    Jim Kilburn came across a pattern in a sporting goods store in the late 50’s called the California Coachman. He found it to be a successful fly for sea runs cutts, but since it bore no resemblance to the original California Coachmen, and after a few modifications he renamed it the American Coachman. This fly was first tied by J.W. Fricke of San Francisco about 1910. It was originally called the Yellow Royal Coachman in “Trout Flies” circa 1932 by A. Courtney Williams. How it ever became known as the California Coachman is a mystery.

    Stephen Forrest
    #4 9-29-05 3:18pm

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