Biot Comparadun: #16 BWO

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Biot Comparadun: #16 BWO

  • Hook: #16 Dry Fly
  • Thread: Olive UTC 70
  • Tail: Dun Microfibbets
  • Wing: Dun Deer Hair
  • Body: Olive Turkey Biot
  • Thorax: BWO Dubbing
  • Head: Olive UTC Thread

Critical Thoughts: The wing is too long on some of the flies I tied, tails as well. The wing should sit more at a 45 degree angle to the rear and should maybe be a bit further towards the hook barb than in this example. Color is a decent match but the photos here do not do color any justice. I tied half with a lighter olive dubbing for the thorax and half darker. All in all I’ll venture to say they will bring a trout to surface and are a bit better option than what I currently have in my dry fly box, with that said more in a #18 and #20 are needed.

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  1. I love an upright deer hair wing for BWO’s. Those look fantastic!

    Love your blog by the way, very inspiring photos.

    • Thanks man. I’m critical simply because I care. I doubt the trout will. Perhaps I’ll run into you on the creek again this winter. I’ve been spying in on the Black River. Those gar from a while back were awesome. Take care.

  2. That is absolutely my favorite BWO pic thus far. I love lack of blue or olive color. They should change the name to dun wing charcoal/brown.

  3. I’m not being facetious. I really do like the photo. I just don’t get why it’s called a BWO.

  4. How about we organize something in Jan? John from currents said you guys were trying to hook up in Iowa this fall. I’d be game for something in MN or IA.

  5. That sounds like a good day to me man, keep in touch and we will make a day work. I’d be willing to fish either but I’m very much looking forward to my Minnesota water again.

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