Video: How to Make Biot Horns or Wings


Last year, we launched a new series of videos called “One-Minute Fly-Tying Tips and Techniques” from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions. Each video will teach a single tying skill, from the most basic to the advanced. Ultimately, the series will serve as a sort of encyclopedia of tying skills that will be a valuable resource for anyone who sits down at a vise to create a fly.

Over the past three weeks, Tim has discussed the difference between goose and turkey biots, how to make biot bodies, and how to make biot tails. (A biot is a feather barb from the leading edge of a primary wing feather.) In this video, he talks about how to make wings or horns with biots, as you would for a Prince Nymph. When you see the way Tim ties in the biots, you’ll immediately recognize why this method is simpler than trying to manhandle the feathers into place as you tie them in.

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