SBS Biot Wing Caddis SBS

ScottP

Active Member
#1
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





tie in cdc feather





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





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





brush back any trapped fibers and trim on bottom





pull off 2 biots





trim fat ends at an angle





and tie in biots on either side of body





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





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





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





or trim out the bottom





from the front





top





and bottom





Tied this for hydropsyche, change colors as you see fit


Regards,
Scott