Biot Body Mayfly Recipe

Biot Body Mayfly Recipe

This is one of our favourite patterns to imitate Mayflies. It can be tied in a variety of sizes and colours to imitate the wide variety of Mayfly species that we encounter while fishing in BC. 

The natural segmentation created when winding the turkey biot for the abdomen makes for a very realistic imitation.  If you are fishing rivers and streams, consider adding some weight to this fly. An unweighted version can be extremely effective when the fish are feeding just under the surface, especially if it is tied with an extra-fat wing case. This will simulate a mayfly that is getting ready to emerge.

For Stillwater applications, we recommend fishing this fly on a slow sinking line or floating line with a long leader. One way you can fish this fly in moving water is under a strike indicator using the high stick method.

This is a worthwhile addition to your fly box. Give one a try and see how it works for you!

Turkey Biot Mayfly

Fly Recipe

Hook: Ahrex FW561 Traditional Nymph Barbless, Size 12-16

Thread: Uni Thread 8/0 Camel

Under Body: Wapsi Lead Wire .015

Glue: Zap a Gap

Tail: Wapsi Deer Body Hair, Natural Brown

Body: Wapsi GooseTurkey Biot, Callibaetis

Thorax: Wapsi Sow Scud Dubbing, Smokey Olive

Wingcase/legs: Wapsi Deer Body Hair, Natural Brown

UV Cure: Raidzap Thin

UV Light: Raidzap RZ365 UV Light

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email, by phone at 604-931-5044 or stop by Sea-Run Fly & Tackle at #110-1140 Austin Avenue in Coquitlam BC.

Good luck on the water.

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