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Holo Cheek Diawl Bach

Step by Step's

The Holo Cheek Diawl Bach


Diawl Bach Holo Cheek Fly Tying Materials
Tying the Holo Cheek Diawl Bach Step 1

Step 1

Catch in the thread onto the hookshank.

Tying the Holo Cheek Diawl Bach Step 2

Step 2

Take a length of red holographic tinsel and secure along the hookshank with thread until just at the start of the hook bend.

Tying the Holo Cheek Diawl Bach Step 3

Step 3

Wind the tinsel around the hookbend and then back up again, secure with thread and cover the waste tinsel along the hookshank with thread. Trim waste tinsel. Varnish the tag a couple of times.

Tying the Holo Cheek Diawl Bach Step 4

Step 4

Take a cock hackle with a good length of fibres and tear a number of fibres for the tail. The tail needs to be roughly the length of the body for this pattern.

Tying the Holo Cheek Diawl Bach Step 5

Step 5

Measure and once happy with the length catch in the hackle fibres and secure with thread. Return the thread to a place near the eye. Trim waste ends.

Tying the Holo Cheek Diawl Bach Step 6

Step 6

Catch in a length of copper or red wire to the underside of the hookshank and cover with thread. Return the thread to a place near the eye.

Tying the Holo Cheek Diawl Bach Step 7

Step 7

Catch in 2 peacock herls by their tips and return the thread towards the eye.

Tying the Holo Cheek Diawl Bach Step 8

Step 8

Wind the herls up the hookshank towards the eye in a reverse direction to that of the rib (ie Under hookshank, rear, over top of hookshank, front), making sure not to cross the herls. Once at the eye, Secure with thread and trim any waste.

Tying the Holo Cheek Diawl Bach Step 9

Step 9

Wind the wire up the hook shank to create a rib. Secure the wire with thread and trim waste wire by rocking the wire side to side until it snaps.

Tying the Holo Cheek Diawl Bach Step 10

Step 10

Invert the fly in the vice. Take some hackle fibres and introduce them to where they will be tied in. Perform two wraps of thread around the hackle fibre stems and let the bobbin hang loose. Now adjust the hackle fibres until you are happy with their position, then take the bobbin again keeping the thread taught and secure the hackle fibres in with thread. Now invert the fly again in the vice so that it is the correct way up and trim any waste ends that are protruding.

Tying the Holo Cheek Diawl Bach Step 11

Step 11

Catch in a length of holographic tinsel to each side of the head, this will become the cheek. Trim the tinsel at each side to the desired length. (I usually leave the tinsel cheek loose but you can push it under the wire rib for protection if you wish).

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