Tying a Micro Fritz Diawl-Bach with Davie McPhail

Translated from Welsh as "little devil", the Diawl Bach Nymph is a deadly Trout Fly Pattern. 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.

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. Time to tie a Micro Fritz Diawl-Bach, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.

Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Comp Heavyweight size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Fire Orange Tail: Natural Brown/Ginger Cock Fibres Rib: Fine Copper Wire Body: Peacock Herl Throat: Brown/Ginger Hen Fibres Head/Thorax: Dyed Flame/Hot Orange Micro UV and Silver Fritz or Lite-Brite / Glister Dubbing

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

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