Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Royal coachmen wets

Royal trude wet

When I first started fishing the small brooks in the Adirondacks I used a royal coachmen streamer. I began tying these in smaller and smaller sizes. Over this last fishing season, I've been learning to fish wet flies so I thought it would be fun to tie the royal coachmen trude with a soft hackle so that it could be fished wet.

Lime trude wet
The recipe is the same as the royal coachmen trude with soft brown hen hackle substituted for the stiff dry fly hackle. The nice thing about these wets is that they can be tied in sizes useful for fishing small brooks for native brook trout.

1 comment:

  1. Mark,
    Those will do just fine in the Daks, as a matter of fact here too.

    Nice flies