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Red Tag

tied by chemprof2001
Fly Type: Nymphs,
Target Species: Panfish,
Recommended Region: Southeast US,
Imitation: Hoppers/Crickets,
Material List:
Hook: #10 to 16 (#10 Aberdeen used here)
Thread: Brown or olive
Weight (optional): lead or other wire
Tail: Red yarn or floss
Hackle: Reddish furnace hackle
Body: peacock herl chenille

Tying Instructions: Attach the thread to the hook behind the eye of the hook. If you are weighting the fly wind the wire around the hook shank and then bind down the wire with the tying thread, and wind the thread to the bend of the hook. Tie in a short tail or red yarn or floss. Tie in the reddish furnace hackle by the tip and then tie in 4 to 5 peacock herls. Wind the peacock herls around the tying thread forming a peacock herl chenille. Wind the peacock herl chenille forward forming the body and stopping behind the eue of the hook, leaving enough room for the thread head. Tie off the peacock herls here and trim any excess herl. Palmer the hackle forward to just behind the eyes, tie off, trim excess hackle and form thread head, tie off with a whip finish and coat the head with head cement.
Presentation Tips: This fly is actually a trout fly that has been effective for pressured trout, including steelhead. However, it is a quite an effective panfish fly as well. Vary the retrieve speed and style until you find one that fits the mood of the fish.

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