Vise Squad! 11/24/15
Turkey Biots for Thanksgiving! This week’s featured fly is: Iceberg PMD Emerger
Join us at the Big Beaver Brewery for an evening of fly tying. It’s free, it’s casual, and all are welcome, from experts to beginners and even non-flytyers who just like to visit with other flyfishers. Tie what you want, or follow along with the week’s featured fly. You can even order a kit with all the materials to tie a half-dozen, plus a finished fly as a pattern!
I wanted to pick a Thanksgiving theme fly for this session, and decided to work with turkey biots. The Iceberg PMD Emerger is a personal pattern, modified from Larry Kingrey’s Iceberg Baetis, and I couldn’t get a photo of the fly ready. Instead I found a turkey-based image, and a “turkey baste” image, to represent what the fly looks like to the fish.
(I will get an image of the fly on the post later)
This pattern highlights the color contrast between the dark nymph and the pale emerging adult, with some crippled wing thrown in. Turkey biots are much easier to work with than those evil goose biots, and give a great ribbed effect. I think the little fuzzy ridges also help provide surface area for floatant if you choose to fish this in the film.
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