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Name

Diawl Bach

Type

Wet

Author

Albert Horne

Inspiration

A small successful welsh fly.

Date concieved

1950’s by Mr Evans the Cardiff Chemist

Hook

info required

Thread

Brown

Weighting

N/A

Tail

Dark Furnace Hen hackle

Body

Single strand peacock herl fluffed out

Rib

N/A

Thorax

N/A

Legs

N/A

Wings

N/A

Eyes

none

Hackle

Dark Furnace Hen hackle

Tying instructions

On the bend, tie a small lump of thread prior to tying in the tail to help splay it splay out.

Fishing Instructions

Just twitch back, works all year round

Interesting facts

Diawl Bach is Welsh for 'Little Devil' Albert used this fly when he first came to Sussex from Cardiff. Not to be confused with the nymph pattern used at Blagdon reservoir.

Variants