Diawl Bach Nymphs - Diawl Bach Fly Patterns

The Diawl Bach Fly Pattern And Its Welsh Origins

Translated from Welsh as little devil, Diawl Bach Nymph is a deadly Trout Fly Pattern. The Diawl Bach nymph is a drab but deadly trout fishing fly.

In Britain and some areas of Northern Europe the Diawl Bach fly pattern has become one of the most popular stillwater flies of recent times, amazing for such a drab, non-descript trout fly. An all round nymph attractor pattern Diawl Bach flies can be fished in a variety of ways and it is gives good results in rough and calm waters. It is a suggestive pattern, similar to all sorts of aquatic insect life especially the midge. The secret to this fly’s success is its sparse, nymph like profile making it a fly for all seasons and waters and we believe the movement of peacock herl really helps the Diawl Bach as a deadly fishing fly. The fly has developed into a range of Diawl Bach Fly Patterns, Check how to fish the Diawl Bach fly techniques section below

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Barbless Diawl Bach

Barbless Diawl Bach£1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Barbless Diawl Bach Holo Green

Barbless Diawl Bach Holo Green£1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Barbless Diawl Bach Holo Red

Barbless Diawl Bach Holo Red£1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Barbless Diawl Bach Hot Head

Barbless Diawl Bach Hot Head£1.00  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
8, 10, 12, 14

Barbless Diawl Bach Nymphs Collection Wifey The Little Welsh Devil (15 Flies)

Barbless Diawl Bach Nymphs Collection Wifey The Little Welsh Devil (15 Flies)£17.00

15 Flies from different Diawl Bach Nymph Patternss

Barbless Diawl Bach Pearly Rib

Barbless Diawl Bach Pearly Rib£1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
8, 10, 12, 14

Diawl Bach

Diawl Bach£0.75  (15)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16

Diawl Bach Anorexic

Diawl Bach Anorexic£0.75  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Diawl Bach Holo Cheek Gold

Diawl Bach Holo Cheek Gold£0.75

Available in Fly Size(s)
8, 10, 12, 14

Diawl Bach Holo Cheek Green

Diawl Bach Holo Cheek Green£0.75  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
8, 10, 12, 14

Diawl Bach Holo Cheek Red

Diawl Bach Holo Cheek Red£0.75  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Diawl Bach Holo Green

Diawl Bach Holo Green£0.75  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Diawl Bach Holo Red

Diawl Bach Holo Red£0.75  (4)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Diawl Bach Hot Head

Diawl Bach Hot Head£0.75  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
8, 10, 12, 14

Diawl Bach Nymphs Collection Wifey The Little Welsh Devil (19 Flies)

Diawl Bach Nymphs Collection Wifey The Little Welsh Devil (19 Flies)£13.00  (12)

19 Flies from 10 different Diawl Bach Nymphs

Diawl Bach Pearly Rib

Diawl Bach Pearly Rib£0.75

Available in Fly Size(s)
8, 10, 12, 14

Hares Ear Diawl Bach

Hares Ear Diawl Bach£0.75  (6)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14.

Jerry Lee Blue Kis Nymph

Jerry Lee Blue Kis Nymph£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10 & 12

Jerry Lee Claret Kis Nymph

Jerry Lee Claret Kis Nymph£1.25  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10 & 12

Jerry Lees Golden Kis Nymph

Jerry Lees Golden Kis Nymph£1.25  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10 & 12

Jerry Lees Green Kis Nymph

Jerry Lees Green Kis Nymph£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10 & 12

Jerry Lees Silver Kis Nymph

Jerry Lees Silver Kis Nymph£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
10 & 12

Mr K Winter Selection - Barbless

Mr K Winter Selection - Barbless£14.75  (1)

Mr K Winter Selection - Barbless

Nymph Bundle 5 Traditional Winged Wet Collection

Nymph Bundle 5 Traditional Winged Wet Collection£6.25  (1)

Nymph Bundle 5 - Traditional Winged Wet Collection

Nymph Bundle 6 Reservoir Bugs Collection

Nymph Bundle 6 Reservoir Bugs Collection£15.00

Nymph Bundle 6 - Reservoir Bugs Collection

Original Natural Diawl Bach

Original Natural Diawl Bach£0.75  (5)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14.

    

How TO Fish A Diawl Bach Fly

The Diawl Bach fly pattern can be fished on any line, from high floater to ultra-fast sinker, from just under the surface to very deep. Fish it up and 'on the hang' on a fast sinker or fish it slowly on floater, as you would a team of Buzzers. British fly fishing competition fishermen use many combinations of nymphs and streamers, the most common perhaps being a Diawl Bach, suspended between two boobies or having a single booby on the point of the leader and using the Diawl Back. The chasing trout are lured by the booby, but when the retrieved line is stopped and the flies left to hang in the water, Trout will often turn and take the nymph. 

The Diawl Bach flies can also be fished anywhere on the cast; often on the point, but regularly used on either the top or middle dropper as well. Your cast must be balanced, if using a Diawl Bach on the point make sure that your flies above it are not too heavy or too big in proportion with your tail fly or you will get your line tangled. The heavier fly on the point helps to get the flies down straight in the water as well as aiding turnover in the cast.

Some fishermen like to place a brash bright fly as 'disturbance' fly on the top dropper with epoxy buzzers or Diawl Bachs behind them. The fish often follow the top dropper but as they get near the bank see the more natural looking flies and reject the attraction of the top fly. If it is really windy just use one dropper because the more flies you use the more tangles your risk.

Chris Ogborne and Jhn Horsey have recommended fishing a team of three Diawl Bach with size 14 on top dropper, size 12 on middle dropper and a size 10 on the point. Larger Diawl Bach are used as deep water point flies.