Red is a great color anytime of year but i find it to be best in fall and winter. My clearwater emerger series of flies are small and stealthy. It has a 1.5mm tungsten bead and a very slim body. The top is lightly coated with Solarez UV resin which is the best on the market and stronger then epoxy. So it's not coming of is what I mean. Grab yourself a few and stick some picky or not so picky trout. These flies are tied to order.