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royal coachman

noun, Angling.
a type of artificial fly, used chiefly for trout and salmon. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The royal coachman is the fly generally used, but often the brown and gray hackle with peacock body meets with success.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • The flies generally used later are the coachman, royal coachman, brown hackle, and gray hackle.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • Nearest the rod he put a royal coachman, next to it a blue quill, and at the end a ginger quill.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • I put on a "royal coachman" and cast out again, hooking and bringing out trout every second or third cast.

    Fishing With The Fly Charles F. Orvis and Others
  • She has gone; she has fled from the Kingdom with the first royal coachman, who was a handsome young giant after her own heart.

    Kisington Town Abbie Farwell Brown

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