Fly Tying Basics: Wrapping Biot Bodies

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The basics of wrapping biot bodies when fly tying.

Biots are one of those materials that many simply either love or hate. For me, I never really paid much attention to biots for a while. As I started seeing more and more patterns using biots, I decided to give them a try. I don’t use them often, but they are ideal for several segmented body patterns that you might be wanting to tie.

Biots are a great way to wrap a smooth, segmented body on your flies. They take a little getting used to, but once you get the basics down and can wrap them right, they are a great material to have in your arsenal. They are also perfect for creating tails on many patterns.

The most important tip I would give when using biots for bodies is to have a good set of hackle pliers on hand for controlling and wrapping the biot. This is also when a rotary vise is extremely useful, although not necessary.

Check out this video from In The Riffle that does a really nice job of explaining biots and how to wrap them.

So there you go, some simple tips on wrapping biots when fly tying. Biots are a great material to use, and with a little practice, you can create some really cool patterns.

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Cory Perry
I'm a husband, father and fly fishing geek living in Greenville, SC. I'm down with slinging flies, tying flies and spending every minute I can enjoying the vast outdoors with my family and friends.

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