While not well known in the Southern fly fishing community, the Diawl Back Nymph is a simple-to-tie, great go-to pattern in December. Fished under the surface, it can be drifted or retrieved slowly and steadily.
Hooks: Size 8-12 Tiemco 2457
Thread: Claret, black or brown 8/0
Tail: Red/brown cock hackle
Body: Bronze peacock herl
Rib: finest copper, gold or silver wire
Hackle: Red/brown cock hackle