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    Default Biot Wings?

    I just tried something and kinda like it. No pictures yet, until I get to a better camera...iPad cam is terrible.

    I made the standard biot body Dry mayfly, then went to tie in a wing (which I don't always do) and thought, how about a biot?

    So I tied in two turkey biots, split them with thread wraps, and cut them to size and a little to shape. I kinda like the way it looks, but the wings don't exactly stand up straight. (I also didn't stop cutting the wings until too short, like evening out table legs.)

    Will post a pic when I get home.

    Anyone else ever tried biots for dry fly wings?

    Mike
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    Not for a mayfly, but for stoneflies and caddis:









    Looking forward to seeing your pics.

    Regards,
    Scott

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    Hope these come out
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    those are both pretty neat
    if every cast caught a fish, it would be called "catching" not "fishing"

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    Same fly diff angles. Tried another, but the biots split bad...so I tore them off...still a good fly
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    Mike,

    Did you dampen them before tying? Makes them a lot easier to work with.

    Regards,
    Scott

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    Nah..usually put them in my mouth as I Tie, but was in a hurry
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    Good looking ties, Maodiver. I might trim the wings a little bit higher though.

    Question I have would be whether the fly would twist the leader. I doubt air could drive through the wings.

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