In my waters, small flies are considered the right choice for “tailing” redfish”. For one thing, a small fly lands quietly, and mimics the small forage often found on the flats. But a big fly -one that pushes water- can be deadly at times. Yes big flies work on “tailing” reds.
Early this morning the “Pig” struck again! This big fly is working great.
Interesting aside. Over the years, I’ve caught more than my share of striped bass on a fly. Inevitably you hook them in the lip, but “tailing” redfish are aggressive at times, inhaling the fly deep. So crush your barbs,and take care extracting the hook….Let them live!