Sunday, 1 February 2009

Biots and Quilled Emergers

I always think that quill bodies look incredibly realistic. Simple tying with maximum effect - ideal. Here are a few emergers with either biot or porcupine abdomens:

CDC & Biot Emerger


Hook: Partridge 15BN #18 - 14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 tan
Abdomen: Turkey biot
Thorax: Hare, dyed olive
Wing: Natural CDC

Porky CDC Emerger


Hook: Partridge 15BN #18 - 14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 tan
Abdomen: Porcupine Quill
Thorax: Hare, dyed dark olive / brown
Loop Wing: Natural CDC
Emerging wing: Woodduck barbs

Parabiotic Emerger


Hook: Partridge 15BN #18 - 14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 tan
Abdomen: Turkey biot
Thorax: Hare, dyed dark olive / brown
Post: TMC Aerowing, tan
Hackle: Badger

I've tied the thorax pretty long here. I like the idea that the divide between thorax and abdomen represent the division between shuck and emerging dun.

Further inspiration needed? If you haven't yet seen his work, take a look at Nik Dahlin's Quill work:
http://www.danica.com/flytier/ndahlin/ndahlin.htm

Cheers,
Dave.

1 comment:

Luke C said...

beautiful work here.