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.
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
- 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 Scott MacDonald on 10/06/2009
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