Flatwing Coachman

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Flatwing Coachman

Postby ScottP » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:19 am

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Variation on a standard wet, using the Stayner Ducktail-style wing. A different look than married duck quill segments (a lot easier to tie, too) and gives me a chance to put a hen redhead skin to good use.

hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - tinsel gold
rib - small wire gold
body - peacock herl
hackle - hen brown
wing - hen redhead neck


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Re: Flatwing Coachman

Postby tie2fish » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:24 am

Every component done beautifully. Did you put any fixative on the wing to help it retain its shape, Scott?
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Re: Flatwing Coachman

Postby ScottP » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:31 am

tie2fish wrote:Did you put any fixative on the wing to help it retain its shape, Scott?


Bill,

No I didn't; the fibers seem to be relatively "sticky" with a good bit of natural adhesion.

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Re: Flatwing Coachman

Postby letumgo » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:58 pm

I am reminded of a British stillwater pattern. I think the name was a "Missionary", but may be wrong.

Terrific fly, by the way. I'd love to fish this. Just has a "that'll work" look to it.
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Re: Flatwing Coachman

Postby ScottP » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:06 pm

letumgo wrote:I am reminded of a British stillwater pattern. I think the name was a "Missionary", but may be wrong.


Dunn's Missionary

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Actually I think it was originally a Kiwi pattern; there seems to be some debate about it's origin. Similar wing as the Stayner Ducktail, and old stillwater pattern.

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Re: Flatwing Coachman

Postby Johnno » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:04 pm

Nope not an NZ pattern. There are flies that have feathers flat along the back, but the Missionary isn't one of them
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Re: Flatwing Coachman

Postby redietz » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:53 am

An interesting tie and probably quite effective.
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Re: The Missionary

Postby swellcat » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:29 am

I enjoy the Missionary's position amongst our options: it feels like a modern classic.
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Re: Flatwing Coachman

Postby ScottP » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:53 am

Johnno wrote:Nope not an NZ pattern. There are flies that have feathers flat along the back, but the Missionary isn't one of them


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Thanks for the info.

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