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Diawl Bach Swordtail 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

This fly can be both weighted and un-weighted. This is the weighted version. Add some fine lead wire to the body of the fly, wind the thread down the hook shank, securing the lead wire on the way. Catch in 3 peacock sword tail fibres at the base of the hook.

Catch in some fine silver wire or tinsel and a strand of peacock herl and wind the thread up the hook shank to the hook eye.

Wind the peacock herl up the hook shank to the head and tie off.

Wind the silver wire or tinsel up the hook shank to the head and tie off.

Take a bunch of red cock hackle fibres and catch in under the thorax, build up the head and whip finish. Varnish the head.

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

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