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Allan
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BiVisible

Post by Allan »

Just wondering: If you tie a Bivisibles, do you leave wire, thread or some type of ribbing at the bend? Bring thread to a little behind the eye and tie in the hackle and wrap it back to the bend? Then lock hackle down and wind rib to head where you add in the white(cream or other) hackle. OR, do you tie in the hackle at the bend and wrap forward, etc.?

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Re: BiVisible

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I tie in the hackle at the bend and wrap forward. Of course, I use hackles fibers rather than tips as a tail, so I see no advantage in wrapping back.
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Re: BiVisible

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redietz wrote:I tie in the hackle at the bend and wrap forward. Of course, I use hackles fibers rather than tips as a tail, so I see no advantage in wrapping back.
Me too, Bob... :D

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Re: BiVisible

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I tie them with a hackle fiber tail sometimes, but I still wrap back and reinforce with thread on the way back up. The reason I do it like that is when you wrap forward on palmered body flies, the hackle tends to point forward also. It sweeps back in a pleasing [to me anyway] way when you wind it back toward the bend. Its not the fastest way to tie them, but like most, I am not in a hurry anyway.

ps...they are one of the best dry flies there ever was if you ask me.

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Re: BiVisible

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That is one darn good looking fly! :mrgreen:

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What squish said ... :roll:

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Re: BiVisible

Post by wiFlyFisher »

That is awesome!

CJ, how do you know how much feather to start with so when you get to the bend of the hook the feather's tips are the right length for making the tail?

Because I am lazy, I have always tied in barbs for the tail and then at the bend secure the tips of the feathers and wrap forward. Then the white feather tie in at the butt so the barbs look more balanced, smaller at the bend and longer near the eye of the hook.

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Re: BiVisible

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geez cj...

where the hell do you get your hackles! that fly can clean out an old rusted pipe!

beautiful!!!!!

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Re: BiVisible

Post by Bamboo&Brookies »

Beautiful tie there on the Bivisible, CJ.

Yes -- that fly looks like it will draw blood! :lol:

Super stiff hackles.

Let me ask this -- does anyone find that fish may miss a Bivisible or do you miss the take because the stiff palmered hackle acts like a hook guard ( ? )

At the risk of being run out of town as a heretic, I wonder if I tied some up with one size smaller hackle, then would that improve hookability (is that a word) ( ? )

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Re: BiVisible

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Nicely done again CJ!!! :D

I started tying/fishing this pattern in 1970 after reading Telling on the Trout by Edward R. Hewitt... my copy of Hewitt's book was purchased from Elsie Darbee, when the Darbees sold used fishing books back then, and printed in 1926 by Charles Scribner's Sons... I only mention this because on page 54, Hewitt gives the pattern for his fly, the Bi-Visible... and, there's no mention of any tail... so, I've never tied this pattern with a tail and often wondered when/who introduced that, or did I miss something? :oops: I'm too old now to change what I'm been doing all this time... :roll: :cry:

Ed

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