“The fly is for the fish… the white face is for the fisherman”
The original bivisible (brown) is attributed to Mr. Edward Hewitt, created in 1926. The Badger Bivisible was created in the 1930’s by Mr. Charles Merrill of Detroit, Michigan. He was called the ‘Dean of Detroit’ fly tiers. He also founded the F.F.F.F. Club. Mr. Merrill died in 1940.
- Hook: Mustad #94840 or #94833 Size: 4-18
- Thread: Black, 6/0
- Tail: Badger Hackle Fibers
- Body: Badger Hackle
- Face: White Hackle
Be sure you tie in a good base of thread.
This helps prevent the slippage of other
Tie in your hackle fibers for the tail.
Tie in and wrap your hackle body, palmered the full length of the body. The number of hackles you use will depend on the length of the hook.
Once the body has been wrapped and secured, tie in the face hackle.
Tie off the face hackle. Wrap the head.
Add head cement.
It a very easy pattern to tie. Many tiers prefer to tie in an underbody of silver tinsel.
Other fishermen prefer to tie them tail less. It’s a high floating attractor fly that works particularly good in fast waters. The hackle may be trimmed on the bottom so that the fly sits lower in the water.
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