Video spotlight

Video spotlight: Biot tails

Biots used in fly tying are often tough to handle. As Tim Flagler notes in the video below, they’re slippery and not always cooperative. But biots make good flies great—can you imagine a really good Prince nymph without a goose biot tail?

Above, Tim offers up a really handy trick for tying in biot tails, just one of the many uses for biots in the fly-tying craft. Of course, Tim makes it look simple—and, I suppose, with a little practice, it will be. And I really need the practice.

— Chris Hunt