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Model: EF-5370-16Bar Code: 886741015585Brand: The Essential Fly
The Diawl Bach as the name indicates is Welsh Fly. Diawl Bach translated means Little Devil. the Diawl Bach pattern has achieved success in many waters including reservoirs like Chew Valley and Blagdon.
The trout finds most of its food beneath the surface of the water, sometimes by grubbing around the weed-beds, at other times by rising in water to take nymphs and pupae on their way to the surface
The wet flies which include Diawl Bach fall into various categories: larval and pupal forms of various aquatic insects; drowned adults or even swamped stillborn flies; and drowned terrestrials such as beetles. Many do not represent anything in nature, but are classed as attractor flies or lures, designed to tempt the fish to take out of curiosity. A number of the silver-bodied flies can emulate small fry or minnows. Most of the dry flies have a wet-fly equivalents. The use of heavier hooks, softer hen hackles instead of cock, and in the case of winged flies a backward-sloping wing, changes the dry fly into a wet one which sinks below the sufrace of the water. Cock hackles are used for these patterns but they are taken from the very young bird where the individual fibres are very soft.
There are two main areas of wet-fly fishing. Firstly, there are the wild rain-fed rivers and streams where it is difficult to see a fish rise let alone see a minute dry fly on the surface. On such waters, wet flies are used almost exclusively upstream and down, as necessity or terrain dictates. The second main area of wet-fly fishing is on atill waters like lakes, lochs and reservoirs, where the angler uses a team of wet flies just below the surface.
On wild streams while searching for the natural Brownie, soft-hackled wet flies like the Partridge and Orange, the Barbless Snipe and Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range, the Black Spider, a wet Coch-Y-Bondhu, and many others are used.
Always fish a dry-fly pattern when you see a trout rising during a hatch of natural insects. However, when the trout refuses to rise to a dry fly, fishing just below the surface with a wet fly can often work. When no activity is obvious, it is a case for the wet fly, pure and simple.
The soft, game-bird hackles of many wet flies have the necessary mobility in the water. They pulsate and 'kick' in the current, attracting the fish by their very movement. They look alive and edible; the two key properties for a successful fly.
For the more adventurous among you we have provided tying specifications for the Diawl Bach. Remember at The Essential Fly we sell the Diawl Bach at incredible prices with a top quality fly and service to back it up. It is certainly worth tying the Diawl Bach yourself to understand the pleasure of catching a fish with your own tied fly, however at the price we sell flies it is only worth tying one or two Diawl Bach as your can spend more time fishing instead of tying flies - buy volume online with us.
10 to 14
Black or brown
Brown cock hackle fibres
Dark brown hen
I always carry a couple of these in my fly box.
Excellent flies with good delivery. I wanted the size 10's as well as the 12's. So I'm waiting for an email from you now ref.-10's in stock.
I can honestly say that in my 30 years of fly fishing this is a totally reliable pattern to use on still water whenever fish are taking . Accurately cast to a showing fish, sub surface or on top...It works! First choice in my box.
Excellent service and the flies appear very well made. Will let you know how I get on with them.
Neat little flies. Do they catch fish? haven't had chance yet to try them out but somehow feel quite confident.
Can't star review yet, as I have not used the flies I purchased - but would give 5***** for service. As a starter it was a great help to get the flies in named pouches.
Usual high quality products with outstanding, speedy service. I wouldn't go anywhere else now for my flies.
Good fly, well tied & will take fish. Excellent service - quick delivery
Purchased with several other flies - excellent service - quick delivery - really easy to use web site
Great product excellent service.Howard G.
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