Thursday, September 6, 2012

Featured Fly - Biot Body Nymph

Here is a little pattern that I came up with a while back, while looking online at a bunch of attractor nymphs. It is very simple, and fast to tie, and after a few years of guiding I've realized the fast and simpler the fly is, the less pissed I get when they get hung up in a tree or on the bottom. Ok pissed might be an exaggeration, but you get the idea. Simple and Fast is my new motto.

Hook: TMC 2488 sz. 14-18
Thread: UNI Thread 6/0 Fl. Orange 
Bead: Tungsten Bomb Bead
Tail: CDL Feathers 
Body: Goose Biot - Brown, Black, Amber, Olive 
Rib: Ultra Wire - Gold, Black, Olive
Thorax: Hare's Ice Dub - Peacock, Brown, Black

Step 1: Make a thread base just past the bend in the shank.

Step 2: Tie in the Ultra Wire.

Step 3: Tie in about 5 CDL Fibers.

Step 4: Tie in the Goose Biot.

Step 5: Wrap the biot forward leaving about a hook eye gap behind the bead.

Step 6: Wrap the Ultra Wire, using the biot edges as a guide.

Step 7: Dud the Thorax.

Step 8: Whip Finish, or add hot collar then whip finish.