Black Rainbow Diawl Bach

The Fly is a Variation of the original Diawl Bach. I wanted a fly that looked relatively natural but with some added attractor point.

Many people ask why I use Peacock Eye instead of Peacock Herl, well most naturals have a segmented and the peacock eye gives this effect on the body of the fly.

The beauty of a Diawl Bach is that it can simulate a number of different terrestrials in the water hence making it a very productive pattern.

Materials

Hook #10-16 Hayabusa Black Nickle Wet
Thread Veevus 10/0 Black or UTC 140 Black
Body Peacock Eye
Tail Black Cock Hackle
Tag Veevus Holographic Mosaic Tinsel
Throat Hackle Black Cock Hackle
Cheeks Jungle Cock Eye Split in Half
Head Deer Creek Northern Lights Seals Fur
Finish Add Deer Creek UV resin to Head

Step by step

1. Wind thread back 4mm.

1. Wind thread back 4mm.

2. Tie in Tinsel and wind back toward hook bend then rib it back, Apply deer Creek UV resin to secure Tag.

2. Tie in Tinsel and wind back toward hook bend then rib it back, Apply deer Creek UV resin to secure Tag.

3. Tie in Black Cock Hackle and Natural Peacock eye.

3. Tie in Black Cock Hackle and Natural Peacock eye.

4. Add Super glue to shank and Wind Pecock eye forward to eye and tie in throat Hackle.

4. Add Super glue to shank and Wind Pecock eye forward to eye and tie in throat Hackle.

5. Tie in Jungle cock Cheeks. 1 feather split in half.

5. Tie in Jungle cock Cheeks. 1 feather split in half.

6. Dub on Deer Creek Northern Lights Seals Fur, Whip finish and add Deer Creek UV resin to Thread whilst Whip Finishing.

6. Dub on Deer Creek Northern Lights Seals Fur, Whip finish and add Deer Creek UV resin to Thread whilst Whip Finishing.

Final fly

Final fly


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  • windal

    Verry nice!

  • loll Seddon

    Thanks for the sbs Andy, it lets us enter your world of tying fantastic patterns.

  • Stuart. Smitham

    Beautifully tied Andy. Thanks for posting this.

    Best regards

    Stuart

  • hardi

    very nice i like it……….so lovely

  • Davie

    Hi Andy cracking wee pattern not to glitzy just enough at the rear I will be giving them a bash on the lake this weekend

  • Alan

    Lovely little fly Andy, great tying.

  • Dave

    Lovely fly Andy.
    Might be a silly question but. Have you stripped one side of the herl ?

  • Dave

    Just re-read through. So the eye comes out naturally as you have tied, looking as if it is stripped on one side.

    • Andy saunders

      The Herl up by the eye is stripped naturally on one side mate. So just super glue the body and wind the herl forward 🙂

      • Dave

        Thanks for that.

  • Ian Gough

    Crackin’ fly. Glad to have found this SBS. Thanks.
    Ian

  • Jim Flynn

    Very nice, will give them a bash. I think they’ll fish well on the washing line method. Cheers for posting.