The famous Red Tag. It is said that Grayling are specifically fond of this pattern. In my experience trout love the little bug as well. The Red Tag consists of three parts. Tail, body and hackle. The tail is made from red wool, cotton or synthetic yarn – hence the name “red tag”. The abdomen is made with peacock herl and for the hackle a cock feather is used. If you have learnt the Griffith’s Gnat, the Red Tag will be a piece of cake.
ANATOMY & MATERIALS
Hook: Standard dry fly hook size 14 to 18
Thread: Dyneema 55
Body: Peacock herl – 2 or 3 strands
Hackle: brown or ginger rooster hackle of high quality
Tail: Red wool – synthetic, cotton or sheep – just that it is red
Fly Tying at Skålestrømmen
Fly tying classes are part of the inclusive packages we offer at Skålestrømmen. You can learn to make these all these flies yourself. Tying materials and tools will be supplied if cannot bring your own.
The fly shown works very well in Skålestrømmen (and around the world). There are of course many other, mostly more complicated types of flies that also work, but we like it simple and efficient.
However, do not worry. A selection of flies is included in the fly fishing packages we offer. You can also buy flies and materials in our flyshop.