Saturday, May 7, 2011

Biot Alternative


When tying really small flies and you cant find a biot small enough, just look to a tail feather and use a single strand to get that fuzzy ribbing effect. Add some crazy glue th the shank prior to wrapping for added durability.


In the photo above, i used a single fiber from a turkey tail feather. Try using goose, swan, pheasant etc.

thanks for looking

2 comments:

Jay said...

nice tip. thanks.

Doug Korn, PFS Fly Tier said...

Great tip I use them all the time... Here's one I tie using a dyed goose feather vane for the body: [IMG]http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/drkorn/fly%20tying/DSCN0963.jpg[/IMG]

Also for larger flies you can use 2-3 vanes...... super body material....