This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Doughton’s Female Coachman.

Female Coachman - Doughton Variant |

I recently completed a custom fly order for several sea run cutthroat flies and the Doughton’s Female Coachman was one of them. You can read that story HERE. I thought it would make a great TBT post.

I am no expert about Doughton’s Hardware, but read it operated in downtown Salem from 1934 to 1991 where hunting and fishing supplies, blasting powder, housewares and hardware could be purchased.

If you’ve read my About Me page, you’ll note Wayne taught me to tie flies. That was back in the 1970’s. Needless to say, I’ve come a long ways since then!

Sea run cutthroats can be found in estuaries of coastal rivers and bays. When I fished for them, I’d get there early before the sun hit the water. Cast to structure and begin stripping these size 6 or 8 flies. Strikes can be savage!

So if you live close to the ocean, I’d suggest trying this fishery.

Enjoy…go fish!

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