The Royal Coachman is the most traditional dry fly around and easily made the Maker’s top five trout flies. Used as an attractor fly and fish it in fast waters. One of the defining dry flies and is traditionally matched to being fished with a bamboo fly rod.
One of the top five flies recommended by the Maker, Doug kulick of Kane Klassics Bamboo fly rods. The Royal Coachman is king of searching out trout and works time and time again. See Doug’s top five picks below:
Adams Parachute http://kaneklassics.com/product/parachute-adams
Royal Coachman http://kaneklassics.com/product/royal-coachman/
Caddis Dry Fly http://kaneklassics.com/product/elk-hair-caddis-tan/
Bead Heard Hares Ear Nymph http://kaneklassics.com/product/bead-head-hares-ear-dark/
Bead Head Prince Nymph http://kaneklassics.com/product/bead-head-prince-nymph/