Biot Wing Caddis SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

    Got the idea for this from one of the most painful tying videos I've watched


    Guy's got skills (although looking at that thumbnail he's not too handy with a hammer), but he could have used help from someone who knows how to edit; 21:32 is way too long.

    Anyway, I suck at dubbing so I switched that up and skipped some of the underwing accessories. Haven't used this for caddis yet (next summer), but I've tied it in basic black/dark brown for early stonefly emergence and it's worked well, although it was a cast-iron b.tch to see in flat-light conditions in Feb-Mar.



    hook - Dai Riki 305 #16
    thread - Uni 8/0 tan
    body - CDC tan
    underwing - CDC tan
    wing - Biots tan
    hackle - Barred Cream



    Mash barb and start thread at 75% point on shank

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    tie in cdc feather

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    twist cdc feather and wrap body (just like CDC & Elk)

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    continue wrapping cdc feather, sweeping barbs back (just like CDC & Elk)

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    brush back any trapped fibers and trim on bottom

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    pull off 2 biots

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    trim fat ends at an angle

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    and tie in biots on either side of body

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    prep hackle feather (again a nod to Charlie Collins; loved his barred cream)

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    tie in (make sure you have a smooth thread base for the hackle)

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    wrap hackle forward, tie off and brush with Sally; you can leave the hackle bushy

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    or trim out the bottom

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    from the front

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    top

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    and bottom

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    Tied this for hydropsyche, change colors as you see fit


    Regards,
    Scott