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Biot & Plover March Brown

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:54 am
by tie2fish
Here's another of my favorites that got deleted. It is one I tied for a IBF swap in the spring of 2013, so there are several out there in members' hands ...

Biot and Plover March Brown
Hook: Vintage Mustad 38932, Size #12
Thread: Pearsall's Gossamer #6a, light orange
Hackle: Golden plover (neck area)
Tail: Bronze mallard barbs
Abdomen: One tan and one sulphur turkey biots tied in and wrapped together, notches forward
Thorax: Natural hares ear, twist dubbed

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Re: Biot & Plover March Brown

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:34 pm
by daringduffer
This is my all time favourite fly. They don't get more beautiful than this. I showed it to a friend who agreed, but "the whisks are a bit long". We ain't friends no more - we haven't spoken since.

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Re: Biot & Plover March Brown

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:56 pm
by tie2fish
That's funny, Stefan. :lol: :lol:

Re: Biot & Plover March Brown

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:36 pm
by fly_fischa
That's gorgeous Bill, absolutely beautimus. :D I love the two tone turkey biot! Never thought to wrap two of them together . Do you tie them in on top op each other like you would two hackles or do u leave a space/tie one in front of the other?
Tails too long!!! :roll: who needs friends like that, there's simply no accounting for taste or in their case lack of... You've done well to ditch them Stefan, your reputation stays in tact ;) (insert thumbs up emoji here)...

Re: Biot & Plover March Brown

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:32 pm
by tie2fish
fly_fischa wrote: Do you tie them in on top op each other like you would two hackles or do u leave a space/tie one in front of the other?


One on top of the other by their tips, Karsten. Then offset the large ends ever so slightly, grab both with English hackle pliers and wrap forward together.

Re: Biot & Plover March Brown

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:29 pm
by fly_fischa
tie2fish wrote:
fly_fischa wrote: Do you tie them in on top op each other like you would two hackles or do u leave a space/tie one in front of the other?


One on top of the other by their tips, Karsten. Then offset the large ends ever so slightly, grab both with English hackle pliers and wrap forward together.


Thank u my friend, I might have to give that a try, love the effect ;)

Re: Biot & Plover March Brown

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:30 pm
by gingerdun
Totally gorgeous fly. Good to see it again.

Re: Biot & Plover March Brown

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:55 am
by letumgo
This is one of my favorites too Bill. Such a graceful pattern.

Re: Biot & Plover March Brown

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:07 pm
by William Anderson
Yes! This is easily one of my all time favorites. I remember after seeing this one shifting my own style preferences to match it.

Re: Biot & Plover March Brown

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:19 am
by DOUGSDEN
Bill,
It looks so real (as with all of your patterns) like it could crawl across your tying table! It has that wonderful "alive" feature to it that says to hungry and discriminating trouts, eat me! I love your work Bill! It is experience and craftsmanship and skill coming to the top and resulting in the art that is before us!
Keep it going Bill! We wanna see more!
Doug