How To Tie The Hare's Body Diawl Bach with Davie McPhail

Autumn is a great time of year for the fly fisherman. Stillwater trout become aggressive and start to hit protein-rich fry, packing on weight in anticipation of the winter ahead.

When you see a large 'bow-wave' and dozens of pin fry jumping out of the water, these are tell-tale signs that fish are chasing fry. To get involved in the action, it's worth having a few fry imitations in your fly box and a really effective pattern to use is a Hare's Body Dial Bach.  It not only imitates fry exceptionally well, but also Buzzers and Corixa. It's a pattern worth learning to tie, and Davie McPhail shows you how.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. But now it's time to learn from Davie McPhail. Time to learn how to tie the Hare's Body Diawl Bach.

Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Competition Heavyweight Size 12
Thread: Uni Thread 8/0 - Red
Tail: Hare's Body Fibres
Rib Silver Wire
Sides UTC Opal Mirage Tinsel Medium
Body: Hare's Body Fur & UV Lite-Brite Mixed
Thorax Hare's Body Fibres
Eyes:  Jungle Cock
Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of some Varnish to finish the fly using a dubbing needle for a more accurate application.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!