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Hi Guys,

I figured I start tying with biots but there are so many different colors, what are the most common colors do you use ? the only two I can think of is brown for tail and white for wings on the Prince Nymph.

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I rarely use them but do use red or orange for Snatchers and i use olive or black as a case on hares ear thorax or similar nymph.

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Black goose I use a lot of, followed by brown and olive.

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I didn't have any black goose biots in my stash, so when I saw a package of black goose biots in the local fly shop, I had to biot. I use the black biots for the wings of the Batman nymph.

Joe

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Try Hart's Dark Lord, a prince nymph variant with amber and brown biots...

http://www.flyfishingthesierra.com/darklord.htm

 

Also try them in pmd and bwo colors for biot bodies on those types of dries.

 

Also a red biot for red midge bodies

 

I've used all these with decent success on mountain stream and spring creek waters.

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tan, yellow, olive, black, gray, dark gray [edit]dun[/edit]. Whatever bug I'm trying to imitate. Tails, antennae, bodies (usually but not always, ribbed for nymphs, smooth for dries

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I use tan, brown, dun, olive, and PMD yellow. I use them pretty much only for bodies on dries and nymphs.

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I tie lots of copper johns and prince nymphs. I use the standards of black, white and brown.

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For nymph tails, Prince wings etc., I use goose biots in brown, black and white. For segmented bodies, I use turkey biots to match the hatch.

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Tan, olive, brown and black

 

The natural colors of bugs

This plus white. Mostly prince nymphs and stones

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