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Friday, November 20, 2015

Beginner Fly Tying: Easy Hare's Ear

The Messier the Better


The Hare's ear has been around for a log long time because it just plain catches fish.  I think that fish mostly eat it as a clinger mayfly nymph or a caddis pupa due to it's messy appearance and unique movement under the water.  I typically have some type of variation of a hare's ear in a size 8 all the way to about an 18, and yes, each of them has it's appropriate application.  This fly is originally designed to be tied almost completely our of the fur from a Hare's face, but due to all of the new materials that we have access to, the "hare's ear" is more of a concept than a fly tied from a certain part of a rabbit.  As you will see here, there are many different ways that you can make variations to this pattern...  have at it.

Make sure to look at the alternate recipes under the video.




Recipes:

Natural

Hook: Daiichi 1180 #14-18 (+)
Bead; 2.4mm Tungsten - Gold (+)
Thread: Danville 70 - Black (+)
Tail: Teal - Dyed wood duck color (+)
Body: Nature's Spirit hare's mask dubbing - Natural (+)
Ribbing: UTC wire sm - Gold (+)
Wingcase: Fino skin - Brown (+)
Thorax: Nature's Spirit hare's mask dubbing - Brown (+)

Olive

Hook: Daiichi 1180 #14-18 (+)
Bead; 2.4mm Tungsten - Gold (+)
Thread: Danville 70 - Black (+)
Tail: Teal - Dyed olive (+)
Body: Nature's Spirit hare's mask dubbing - Olive (+)
Ribbing: UTC wire sm - Copper (+)
Wingcase: Fino skin - Black (+)
Thorax: Nature's Spirit hare's mask dubbing - Dark olive (+)

Black

Hook: Daiichi 1180 #14-18 (+)
Bead; 2.4mm Tungsten - Gold (+)
Thread: Danville 70 - Black (+)
Tail: Teal - Black (+)
Body: Nature's Spirit hare's mask dubbing - Black (+)
Ribbing: UTC wire sm - Gold (+)
Wingcase: Fino skin - Black (+)
Thorax: Nature's Spirit hare's mask dubbing - Black (+)

Tools/Extras:
Loon Flow resin for the wingcase (+)
Beadmaster bead tool (+)




1 comment:

  1. Sexy Hare's ear. I tie it like this but, different wingcase. Like your wing case better - it'll sink faster. thanks for this !

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