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Video spotlight: Biot horns or wings

This latest installment of the Orvis fly-tying series featuring Tim Flagler covers biots used as “horns” or wings, like in a Prince nymph. Tim has covered the basics of biots and the use of biots for tails in past videos—this one just rounds it out for you.

As he notes, tying biots in for wings or horns isn’t unlike tying biots in for tails. Biots are notoriously difficult to work with—I know tiers that just avoid them altogether because getting them just right can be a real pain. But this little trick—shown above—is brilliantly simple. Yes, it’ll take some practice, but for the perfect Prince, it’s worth it.

— Chris Hunt