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Biot Bodies

Biot Body Soft Hackle

Biots the fibers from the leading edge of primary flight feathers of Turkeys, Geese, and Ducks can be used for making fly bodies illustrated above. Depending on how the biot is wrapped, you can form a smooth body or ribbed body.

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Paraloop Flies

Paraloop Fly

The paraloop method of hackling flies utilizes a hackle brush that is pulled over the thorax of the fly. This technique is described in Ian Moutter’s excellent book Tying Flies the Paraloop Way. The book describes the method in detail and gives numerous examples of flies tied using this method. It does require one piece of extra equipment. There are several advantages to using this technique.

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