Sunday, January 2, 2011

Biot Nymph

One of my favorite nymph patterns that I use in the streams that I fish is the Biot nymph. I can whip out one of these in about three minutes and tie them in sizes 14 to 18, but my most productive one has been the size 18 black with a gold tungsten bead.

HOOK: Kamasan B175
BODY: Goose or Turkey biots
TAIL: CDL
THORAX: UV Ice dubbing
BEAD: Tungsten


TYING STEPS


STEP1: Slide your bead onto the hook and start your thread.


STEP 2: Tie in your CDL tail

STEP 3: Tie in your biot with the notch at the end of the biot facing down. Also add a dash of super glue over the tie in area to make the fly more durable.


STEP 4: Wrap the biot forward so that the edges of the biot form a rib. If you had tied in the biot with the notch facing up the body would be smooth.


STEP 5: Spin a thin noodle of UV Ice Dub around your thread.


STEP 6: Form your Thorax and whip finish.

Finished Fly



9 comments:

  1. Great looking flies.
    Those orange beads would have worked well on a stream I fished yesterday.

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  2. very nice nymphs...I am finding a new need for these types of flies lately...I have become a winter steelhead angler to pass the time before mt warm waters open up again...

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  3. Nice photos..what camera are you using?

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  4. Thanks for the comments guys.

    Pat I have notices on your blog that the warm water has turned decidedly cold. :-)

    Penbayman I use a Fujifilm Finepix HS10 for my fly tying and "on land" photos and a Olympus U790SW for my underwater and on stream photos. Both are brilliant little cameras.

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  5. Those would be dynamite for carp. I'll be tying some before the ice melts.

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  6. Nice flies Morne. Cooler today, so going to tie a few as well.

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