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#1 brooktrout308

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 02:01 PM

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.



#2 RickZieger

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 02:16 PM

I use black, brown, white, yellow, gold and green for the most part.

 

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#3 Piker20

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 02:34 PM

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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#4 Dubs

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 03:58 PM

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

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 05:59 PM

Tan, olive, brown and black

 

The natural colors of bugs


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#6 xvigauge

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 06:43 PM

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.

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#7 chugbug27

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 07:07 PM

Try Hart's Dark Lord, a prince nymph variant with amber and brown biots...
http://www.flyfishin...om/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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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:23 AM

I had to biot... Ha!



#9 chugbug27

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:48 AM

Oh, I'm so thick! Went right past me....
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#10 Sandan

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:58 AM

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



#11 spiralspey

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:20 AM

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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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:58 PM

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

#13 Jaydub

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:28 PM

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.



#14 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:07 PM

Definitely yes. In tan, ginger, olive, light olive, yellow, rusty-brown and dun. 



#15 DarrellP

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 12:43 PM

Tan, olive, brown and black
 
The natural colors of bugs

This plus white. Mostly prince nymphs and stones
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