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    Default Biot bodies, Why Not?

    Biots are commonly used for dry fly and nymph bodies, but I've never seen them before on wet flies... before!




    They may have their place.

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    Alan,

    Beautiful flies. Been using them for a while myself and they work very well.





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    Scott

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    Alan,
    I have used them for quite a few years. Have an example from the early 90's on my page at Hans' site.

    The dun's body has subdued segmentation - more smooth. That is why I tie the biot with the smooth side facing on these.

    But, the emerger has a much more pronounced segmentation and that is when I use the shiny side facing outwards...

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    Late at the party, Alan, but you are of course more than welcome


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    Snipe & Biot

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    I love using biots for bodies. In fact, not a wet fly, but I have been tying up Hans's flavio pattern the past couple of days for when our streams open around here.

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    I'll catch up one day!

    Thanks
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    Cool

    I use biots on my wets also. Only because it is a "natural" element of the fly. I realize that you could argue about dubbing, but I mean "natural" as in feathers... It just works better for me.

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    Love biot bodies, for wets and for dries, great segmentation and so easy to use.
    Work is something for people that don't fish.

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    been using them for years. and most anything that will wrap a hook. tradition is now out the window, nothing stays the same except barbless hooks. I also use tungsten beads on them
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