Sanchez Biot Bug

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    Neat little bead head from Scott Sanchez that's worked pretty well wherever Yellow Sallies crawl, molt, drift, exist. Another quick and easy tie; doesn't hurt too bad to lose one if you fish it among the rocks.

    hook - Dai Riki 060 #12-16 (tied this on the #12 for clarity's sake)
    thread - Uni 8/0 camel
    sides/tail - goose biot brown
    body - spanflex/flexi-floss yellow
    rib - copper wire (fine)
    collar - hares ear dubbing
    hackle - Indian hen back
    head - 7/64 brass bead


    Mash barb and slide bead on hook

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    start thread; tie down spanflex & wire

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    wrap back to hook bend and take thread back to the front

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    wrap spanflex to front, back and front to build up body, then trim

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    tie in biot at head on far side (let the tip extend a bit longer than the hook gap)

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    and near (trim butts)

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    hold the biots against the side of the body and start wrapping the rib forward

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    to the head

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    add a little dubbing


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    add a little dubbing

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    wrap the collar

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    prep a hackle and tie in (for sparser look, strip fibers off one side of hackle)

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    wrap the hackle

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    tie off, add a dash of Sally and you're done; top view

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    bottom view

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    Regards,
    Scott
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  2. Rob Ast Active Member

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    West Pugetopolis WA
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    Thanks for the SBS. Nice clear photos and a cool looking tie.