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Red Tag

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A very old easy pattern for all trout and salmon.


  1. Tag : Florescent red wool
  2. Body : Strands of Peacock herl twisted together
  3. Rib : Counter wound black thread
  4. Hackle : Brown hen


  1. Attach your tying thread and stop over the hook point. Leave a three or four inch strand hanging to the rear. Tie in a “tag” (short tail) of the florescent red wool. Tie in the strands of Peacock herl. Twist the strands together and wind them down the hook shank. Counter wind the black thread in spirals over the herl. Wind one or two turns of the hackle. Trim the excess and tie off with a whip finish.
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