Holographic Daiwl Bach in green and red

iainmortimer

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A couple of each of the vice this morning.

Hook: Hends BL200 #14and #12
Thread: 8/0 uni black
Tail & throat hackle: Fiery brown Chinese cock
Body: peacock herl - natural for the green and dyed black for the red
Rib and head: Pearl lurex for green or small holo red Veevus H03
Cheeks: sunburst orange goose biot

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arkle

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These & variants, do VERY well on Bristol's waters. In fact they probably outfish most other flies a.t.m. I would wind the holo'g through the (thinnest) peacock in the same direction & counterib both in the opposite one with a fine dark coloured wire to max the durability
 

iainmortimer

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I would certainly concur Arkle re counter winding with fine wire. The Farmoor trout of late have mashed a number of my DB's.
I put a little smear of varnish over the thread before winding the peacock and then quickly wind the rib. I find that makes it a lot stronger but the wire would certainly be belt and braces!
 

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A couple of each of the vice this morning.

Hook: Hends BL200 #14and #12
Thread: 8/0 uni black
Tail & throat hackle: Fiery brown Chinese cock
Body: peacock herl - natural for the green and dyed black for the red
Rib and head: Pearl lurex for green or small holo red Veevus H03
Cheeks: sunburst orange goose biot

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I've lost 2 reds today..
 

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