Published Apr 30. 2023 - 7 months ago
Updated or edited May 3. 2023

Red Tag

Here we will be tying the fly Red Tag by mr. Martyn Flynn, originally a Grayling pattern. This fly can be tied both as a wet fly or dry. Both versions work out just fine and the Red Tag is a great option for both stream and lake fishing. The fly catches both brown trout and arctic char here in Iceland. It's a simple pattern to tie and very effective under the right circumstances. I'd highly recommend it it's totally worth keeping a few in your box when you go fishing. The Red Tag is originally from the UK and references show it's from the middle 19th century. You may consider to swap the wool in the tail for some UV material, in red or orange colour. In the video I'm tying it with a bead, it's of course optional wether it's with-, or without the bead.


Author: Martyn Flynn.
Hook: Ahrex FW580 #10
Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk Professional 20D black.
Rib: Semperfli 0,2mm silver wire.
Tail: Red wool.
Body: 4-6 strands of good peacock hearl.
Hackle: Brown rooster or hen.
Bead: 3,2mm gold brass.
Head: UV Solarez Bone Cure.

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