October 13, 2010


Inspired after perusing an old back issue of Fly Fishing & Tying Journal from 2005, the Biot Bug by Scott Sanchez gave birth to the Bedbug. Naturally, I opted for my seal substitute dubbing instead of the original winging material used, and swapped rubber legs for the biot tail. I also swapped the positioning of the peacock dubbed thorax from behind the hackle to the front, just behind the beadhead. I prefer the look of the soft hackled thorax to ride closer to the body, rather than being splayed out. This also allows for a cleaner head section. See my version of a Biot Bug below, followed by my creation, the Bedbug.

Biot Bug
peacock brown

Hook: 2X Strong 1X Long (Curved optional), Size 8
Thread: 6/0 UNI, black or dark brown
Tail/Body: Centipede Legs, color to match body
Rib: Ultra Wire, Brassie
Thorax: Seal Substitute Dub
Hackle: Ruffed Grouse
Head: Seal Substitute Dub, Peacock
Bead: Tungsten 3.2mm

Yerba Buena