Monday, March 17, 2014

I saw a fly.....

I just read this question on a fly tying forum

I saw a fly recently at Texas Trout fest but don't know the name of it.  It had a cylindrical foam body and deer hair head.  I think its a Redfish fly but not sure. If anyone has any info, tying instructions or can upload a picture, I'd be indebted to you.

With the advent of the cell phone or point and shoot cameras, 

it would solve a lot of this type of questions by just taking a photo of the subject and jotting down the name of it in the notes app.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Tying Tip # 19 - Wing Cases

Wing cases can be made from just about any kind of feather to synthetic materials.

One natural material that is not always thought about as a wing case material is the BIOT. 

Yes, the biot(s) can be used as a wing case. 

For smaller flies 1 biot is generally enough. On larger flies you can tie in multiple biots to get the wing case effect.

Biots are less likely to split like feather fiber wing cases

You could even add flash over the biot to make a flashback style wing case

Use different color biots 

Use a fluorescent colored biots as a hot spot

Be creative. Experiment.

Thanks for looking