One of the best attractor fly. A real classic this one. I use the Red Tag when there is no hatch on the water or I simply can’t figure out what to use. The Red Tag is both a trout and grayling fly. Also try to switch the rooster hackle with one from a hen – then you’ve got a great wet fly.
Not much to say about it. It’s old and it’s a classic. One of the best attractors in my opinion.
Hook: TMC 102Y size 12-16 Thread: Benecchi 12/0 Black Tag: Red yarn or floss Abdomen: Three strands of peacock hearl Hackle: Ginger cock hackle
Apply superglue on shank before swirling the peacock herl
Materials are listed in order of tying.
Apply floatant. Can be fished both dead drift and and wet in the “swing”