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Olive 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 green holographic tinsel and a few strands of peacock herl dyed olive until you reach a position opposite the barb.

Catch in some olive cock hackle fibres for the tail and wind the thread back up to the eye, 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.

Take the olive holographic tinsel and wind in even spaced turns towards the eye creating a rib. Secure the wire. (NB. Make sure you wind the rib in the opposite direction to that of the peacock herl).

Trim the waste peacock herl and tinsel.

Take a bunch of olive cock 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.

Click Here for Photo Step by Step Fly Tying Instructions of the Red Tag Diawl Bach

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