Royal Hairwing Coachman – trout fishing fly
Great as an indicator when fishing a nymph. Also fished as a grasshopper in summer. A good ant imitation on lakes. Easily seen, readily taken. A great stream fly.
Hook: size 12 – 16
Tail: golden pheasant tippet
Body: peacock hurl, segmented by red floss silk
Hackle: ginger cock
Wing: traditionally calf tail is used, we like to use white antron as it’s sparse, doesn’t absorb water and it sparkles