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Holo Cheek Diawl Bach Fly Image

The Diawl Bach (Little Devil) is best fished on the point , but can also be used on the top or middle dropper too. Use when buzzers are on the water.

It can be fished on any line, from floating to fast sinker and at almost any depth and can be fished up and "on the hang" on a fast sinker or fished slowly on a floating line.

Tying Instructions

Wind the tying thread down the hookshank catching in some fine copper wire, red holographic tinsel and a few strands of peacock herl until you reach a position opposite the barb.

Create a tag by winding the red holographic tinsel down the hook bend and back up again. Secure the tinsel.

Catch in some red game hackle fibres for the tail and wind the thread back up to the eye, securing in the waste herl, wire and holographic tinsel, making it level as you go.

Keeping the herls together and not twisting or crossing them , wind the peacock herl up towards the eye. Stopping just short of the eye. Now secure the herl.

Trim the waste peacock herl, tinsel and wire.

Catch in two lengths of red holographic tinsel , one at either side of the body starting from the head with the tinsel protruding back doen the hookshank. Trim to the correct length, these will act as cheeks for the diawl bach.

Take the fine copper wire and wind in even spaced turns towards the eye creating a rib, make sure the rib goes over the top of the holographic cheeks. Secure the wire. (NB. Make sure you wind the rib in the opposite direction to that of the peacock herl).

Take a bunch of red game hackle fibres , measure the distance roughly diagonally from the eye to the barb and trim waste.

Hold the hackle fibres under the position of the head and secure with thread, these should be in line with the hookshank.

Build a neat head, whip finish and varnish.

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