Red Tag Artificial Dry Fly

Red Tag Artificial Dry Fly

The Red Tag is an artificial fly originally designed as a dry fly for grayling and trout in the north country of England. The fly pattern, when introduced into Australia, particularly Tasmania, became extremely successful and popular for brown trout and remains today as one of the most essential flies for Australian fly anglers. 

The Red Tag was originally designed by Martyn Flynn from Worcestershire, England in the 1850s as a dry fly for grayling in north country rivers. Its original name was the Worcestershire Gem and was also known as the Worcestershire Wonder. Materials The typical Red Tag is tied with a body of peacock herl, a tail of red or crimson wool, and a red cock's hackle (actual color of hack is reddish brown). The hackle can  be hen's hackle for wet fly versions. Hook sizes vary from #16 through #10. 


Body: Peacock herl

Hackle: Brown cock hackle

Tag: Red wool yarn

Reference: Wikipedia