A royal coachman is a high floating, attractor fly pattern with a peacock body and large wings.
The royal coachman is a fly pattern that should be familiar to all fly fishermen. It is a classic dry fly pattern developed to catch trout in swift moving streams. The royal coachman was developed as an attractor pattern. Attractor patterns are not designed to match any specific fly hatch, they are simply patterns that generally look like an insect and float high on the water