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NEW HOOKED ON FLY TYING SERIES: BIOT SERIES WITH BILL HECKEL
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Based on a solid understanding of the history of the techniques & use of materials handed down over the years. Biot nymph, Transitional Dun/Biot emerger, Biot Dun, Tailing Schedule, Biot Spinner. 87 min.
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Based on a solid understanding of the history of the techniques & use of materials handed down over the years. Biot nymph, Transitional Dun/Biot emerger, Biot Dun, Tailing Schedule, Biot Spinner. 87 min. NEW HOOKED ON FLY TYING TITLES & RECIPES 24 new titles recorded in digital widescreen High Definition format by the world’s premier fly tying program producers Jim & Kelly Watt, these programs are educational/instructional DVD’s designed for all levels of fly tyers. The techniques demonstrated in this program are peculiar to tying the Biot Series. These techniques are based on a solid understanding of the history of the techniques and use of materials handed down over the years. These patterns and techniques were developed by Bill Heckel in the early 1970’s and the intent is to share the techniques required to execute them. Bill hopes you will enjoy tying and fishing these flies as much as he has had developing and fishing them. BIOT NYMPH Hook: Mustad 9671 or equivalent of an appropriate size, weighted or un-weighted Thread: Dark Brown Tailing: Three flues from ringneck pheasant center tail feather Abdomen: Stalcup’s Premo goose biots, brown Wing case: Stalcup’s Premo goose biots, brown or black Thorax: Dubbing blend of squirrel back, guard hairs and under-fur Legs: Flues from ringneck pheasant center tail feather TRANSITIONAL DUN/BIOT EMERGER Hook: Gaelic Supreme of the appropriate size Thread: The appropriate color Tailing: Wood duck Abdomen: Stalcup’s Premo goose biots, of the appropriate color Winging: Whiting Chickabou, light dun Legs: Wood duck BIOT DUN Hook: Gaelic Supreme of the appropriate size Thread: The appropriate color Winging: Whiting Chickabou Dubbing: Appropriate color to separate tailing Tailing: Microfibetts, see chart below Abdomen: Stalcup’s Premo goose biots, of the appropriate color Throat: Stalcup’s Premo goose biot Hackle: Whiting saddle hackle should be gauged one size, smaller than the hook size on which the fly is being tied Dubbing: For thorax, same as dubbing used to separate tails TAILING SCHEDULE Hook Size No. Microfibetts #10 - #12 4 – 5 #14 - #16 3 – 4 #18 - #20 2 – 3 #22 - #24 1 – 2 BIOT SPINNER Hook: Gaelic Supreme 1x lg., in appropriate size. Dubbing: Ball of dubbing of appropriate color to separate tailing Tailing: Microfibetts Abdomen: Stalcup’s Premo biots, Brown Thorax: 2 Stalcup’s Premo Biots Winging: Whiting saddle hackle, gauged one size larger than hook size on which the fly is being tied Dubbing: For thorax, same as dubbing used to separate tailing ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bill Heckel has been tying flies for over 50 years and teaching for over 35. He started tying for the Federation of Fly Fishers regional and International Conclaves in the early 1970’s and has tied for the British Fly Fair International. The Buz Buszak Memorial Fly Tying Award was given to Bill Heckel, which is the highest award available to any tyer.
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