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Tying the Palmered Red Tag


Palmered Red Tag Fly Tying Materials List

 

Tying the Palmered Red Tag  Step 1

STEP 1 : Catch the thread onto the hookshank.

Tying the Palmered Red Tag  Step 2

STEP 2 : Take a bunch of Red Wool and secure along the hookshank. Stop winding the thread at a position opposite the barb.

Tying the Palmered Red Tag  Step 3

STEP 3 : . Catch in a Brown Cock Hackle. (The barbs should be slightly longer than the hook gape).

Tying the Palmered Red Tag  Step 4

STEP 4 : Catch in two peacock herls from the eye of a peacock feather and return the thread up near the eye of the hook.

Tying the Palmered Red Tag  Step 5

STEP 5 : Wind the peacock herls up towards the eye of the hook. Be careful not to cross the herls when winding. About 1/3 of the hookshank from the eye, secure the herls with thread and trim any waste.

Tying the Palmered Red Tag  Step 6

STEP 6 : Wind the hackle up the hookshank in a palmered fashion and secure with thread at the same position that the peacock herl was finished.

Tying the Palmered Red Tag  Step 7

STEP 7 : Take a brown cock hackle and catch in where the peacock herls finished. TIP: If you need the fly to sit lower in the water, it is very easy to trim the hackle under the fly.

Tying the Palmered Red Tag  Step 8

STEP 8 : Wind the hackle up to the eye. The number of winds of hackle, depends on how bushy the hackle will be. Secure the hackle with thread and trim any waste hackle.

Tying the Palmered Red Tag  Step 9

STEP 9 : Take hold of the head hackle with your left hand and brush it back until only the thread is exposed. Create a neat head with the thread, whip finish and varnish.

Tying the Palmered Red Tag  Final Step

Final : The finished fly.