Biots are probably one of my favorite natural materials to work with. Biots are translucent, waxy like the natural insect, easy to dye, extremely durable, and are cheaper than dirt! If you use turkey biots they are larger than most goose biots and you can make wings to cover the full spectrum of appropriate hook sizes.
This is a very very easy pattern to tie once you have your materials set up and organized in front of you. You can easily tie up a few dozen in an hour.
Once you get both biots on your dubbed body tied in put a dab of head cement near the wing wraps this will further help reinforce them when a fish hits them. This particular pattern can take a real beating by fish and many of my biot wing caddis last season after season. The color ranges of this pattern are limitless. I tye this pattern up using a light ginger color way, dusky ginger, and medium dun Grannom coloration.
Slow Water Biot Wing Caddis
Hook: TMC 531 sizes 16-22
Thread: Veevus 10/0 or 12/0 medium dun
Dubbing: Beaver Belly medium dun
Wing: Medium dun Biot
Under Wing: Coq de Leon med Pardo (optional)
Hackle: Medium dun
Antennae: Coq de Leon tailing fibers light pardo