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Red Tag Fly

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About the Red Tag Trout Fly

This fly was originally called the Worcester Gem and is thought to have been created in Worcester circa 1850.

It is a good "all rounder" being a classic pattern for trout throughout the season and grayling from November to April.

Expert Tip:

And hoary frosts do hang from every bough,
where freshest leaves of summer late did grow.
John Dennys 1613.

Creator of this trout fly: M Flynn (1850)

Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 12-16.
  • Thread : Black.
  • Tail : Red wool.
  • Body : Peacock Herl, bronze.
  • Hackle : Natural red cock.

You can best fish it dry with a longer tag. The tag can always be trimmed to suit the style and requirements of the day. Partridge L3B Captain Hamilton Dry Fly Up Eye.

Comments from other fly fishermen

I have have decent success with this fly for sea run trout, both as a dry drift and while doing a strip reteive. It shines under water running just under the surface during retreival. - Posted by on 10/06/2009

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