This Bivisible pattern has survived the test of time on the water, and is a permanent fixture in my box. I began tying the Brown/Grizzly version with a heavy moose body hair tail to add better floatability. It has fished extremely well for me over the years. It’s a very basic pattern to tie and has become one of my most productive search patterns. It can be easily trimmed to adjust its position in the film by V-notching the grizzly hackle as well. This pattern simply catches fish when others catch more fishermen.
- Hook: Standard Dry #12
- Thread: Brown 8/0 Uni-thread
- Tail: Moose Body Hair
- Abdomen: Brown tying thread
- Body Hackle: Brown dry hackle (gap length)
- Hackle: Grizzly
Stage#1: Clean and stack your moose body hair twice the volume of a normal dry fly tail & tie in normal dry fly fashion at 1 shank length.
Stage#2: Prepare and tie in a Brown hackle at the tie-in point of the tail, and move the thread forward creating an even and level abdomen.
Stage#3: Palmer the brown hackle forward evenly spacing each wrap to the end of the abdomen.
Stage#4: Prepare and tie in your Grizzly hackle & build an even and level thorax.
Stage#5: Wrap a tight hackle, build your head & tie off.
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