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Name

Jowl Back

Type

Nymph

Author

Dr Paul Davis

Inspiration

Name comes from the fact that the fly is based on a Diawl Bach and Jowl Back is a play on how Diawl Back is said.

Date concieved

February 2006

Hook

Size 8 or 10 Red Kamasan B170

Thread

Black (e.g. Uni-Thread 8/0 Black)

Weighting

None

Tail

None

Body

3 strands of peacock herl combined with 3 strands of peacock sword herl.

Rib

Fine red holographic tinsel

Thorax

N/A

Legs

N/A

Wings

Lureflash Mosaic

Eyes

none

Hackle

None

Tying instructions

Easy to tie variation on a Diawl Bach.

Fishing Instructions

Great Fish taker, anytime in the season but particularly good during the autumn when the fish turn onto pin fry. Fish as a team of three on reservoirs – it even does well early in the season on the dreaded middle dropper position on the Midlands reservoirs.

Interesting facts

Took my largest ever reservoir rainbow on this fly – 6lb from Bewl Water during the club’s 2007 Charity Pairs match.

Variants