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Pattern Biot Emerger
Biot Emerger
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Category Emergers
Entered Fri, 03 Sep 2004
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Hook: TMC 101 #18-22 Thread: 8/0 Gray Tail: Brown Spade Hackle Fibers Abdomen: Dyed Turkey Biot, Chestnut Brown Wingcase: Olive Gray Antron Yarn Thorax: Dark Gray Beaver Dubbing Legs: Leftover tips of Antron wingcase
Pattern Description
I have been tying and fishing the Biot Emerger for nearly as long as I can remember. I admit the resemblance to the great Barr Emerger is unmistakable. The idea behind this fly was to create a pattern that was similar to the Barr but just different enough to show the fish something new. I firmly believe the last fly you want to use is the one everyone else is using. The Barr Emerger is a great fly but its commonness can sometimes be a liability. The Biot Emerger is a bit easier to tie than the Barr but incorporates the same type of profile and substitutes a few materials. I like the turkey biot abdomen for the segmented effect it gives and the antron wingcase is simply easier to handle and tie in than the hackle fibers of the original. This fly is a good exercise with biots and works well for introducing the technique used for creating the stand-up rib. I fish this fly as a nymph on the bottom with split shot and an indicator or as a dropper with the Hopper/Copper/Dropper System. I have also had good luck greasing this fly and fishing it dry to rising fish during a hatch. Tie some up and give them a try. It never hurts to have a few different looks to show them when they get tough.