Diawl Bach

Diawl Bach

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Our Part Number:  EF-5370-16
Bar Code:  886741015585
Brand:  The Essential Fly


Diawl Bach - Wet & Nymphs

Diawl Bach

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.

Trout Wet Fly - Diawl Bach

wet flies like Diawl Bach are are range of flies that imitate larva, pupa, drowned adults and Lures

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.

'When do you fish a wet fly, and when a dry?'

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.

Wet Fly Diawl Bach fishing techniques

a technique that has stood the test of time, where the fly (e.g. the Diawl Bach) is fished sub-surface and is retrieved slowly using a 'Figure-of-Eight' manipulation of the line in the hand. A floating or intermediate line can be used to retrieve the Diawl Bach



Diawl Bach - Fly Tying Dressing

Fly Tying Difficulty: 2

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.

Hook Sizes

10 to 14

Silk Thread

Black or brown


Brown cock hackle fibres


Peacock herl


Dark brown hen



Product Reviews

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Always good to have in the fly box
Saturday, 21 November 2015  | 

I always carry a couple of these in my fly box.

Diawl Bach
Wednesday, 3 June 2015  | 

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.

Diawl Bach nymph
Wednesday, 29 April 2015  | 

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.

Diawl Bach
Thursday, 4 July 2013  | 

Excellent service and the flies appear very well made. Will let you know how I get on with them.

Monday, 27 August 2012  | 

Neat little flies. Do they catch fish? haven't had chance yet to try them out but somehow feel quite confident.

General statement
Monday, 28 May 2012  | 

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.

All products
Monday, 21 May 2012  | 

Usual high quality products with outstanding, speedy service. I wouldn't go anywhere else now for my flies.

Diawl Bach
Monday, 22 February 2010  | 

Good fly, well tied & will take fish. Excellent service - quick delivery

One of many - service comment
Monday, 18 May 2009  | 

Purchased with several other flies - excellent service - quick delivery - really easy to use web site

All Purchases
Monday, 18 May 2009  | 

Great product excellent service.

Howard G.

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