Biot Wing Caddis SBS

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

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    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