Hook: Kamasan B175 or B170 size 10 or 12.
Tail: Black cock Hackle
Rib: Oval Gold
Body: Seal's fur: 'Blood Black, 'Ant Black' or black, with a pinch of gold 'Ice Dub'
Body Hackle: Furnace cock or hen.
Wing: Bronze mallard
Head: Natural deer hair.
Thread: Black UTC 140 den.
The Dalehead Dabbler is one of my all-time favourite and most successful wet flies, so it would have been just plain rude not to muddle it! Pick your day, and it's rarely sniffed at, and has the added bonus of being one of those flies you can fish with confidence in bright, good, or poor light.