Hare's Ear - The Classic Way

Well, Mostly Classic

If you do a Google image search for "Hare's Ear" you will find about a thousand different variations that are all called the same thing.  As you have probably figured out by now, we don't ever preach that there are EXACT ways to tie any certain pattern, so we'll stick to that theme with this fly.  When I got my first fly tying kit there was a blurry black and white printout with several hand drawn instructions that included the Hare's Ear.  Over the years, I have tied them in many shapes and sizes, but the most classic way to tie them (in my opinion) is with a guard hair tail, hare's mask body and thorax, tinsel rib, turkey wingcase, and NO BEAD!  I will admit that if I were going to fish this style very much, I'd add something to the wingcase like UV resin, or Loon Soft Head so it doesn't blow up on the first fish.  Tie some up and have fun!

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Hook: Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless - 12
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Dark Brown
Tail/body/thorax: Hare's Mask - Grade #1 - Natural
Rib: Sulky Holoshimmer Tinsel - Gold (6007)
Wing Case: Ozark Oak Mottled Turkey Tail - Select Pair
Tool: Deluxe Dubbing Rake
Weight: Lead Wire Spool - .015