Beginner Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear

Cheech - November, 2015

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.

Material List
  • Hook: Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook - 14
  • Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Gold - 7/64" (2.8mm)
  • Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier - Black
  • Tail: Nature's Spirit Teal Barred Flank - Wood Duck
  • Body: Nature's Spirit Hare's Mask Dubbing - Natural
  • Ribbing: UTC Ultra Wire - Gold - Small
  • Wingcase: Thin Skin - Brown
  • Thorax: Nature's Spirit Hare's Mask Dubbing - Brown
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultra Wire
UTC Ultra Wire

UTC Ultra Wire - Small

$1.75
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

$7.80
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

$2.99
Thin Skin
Thin Skin
Thin Skin
Thin Skin
Thin Skin
Thin Skin

Thin Skin

$2.45
Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook
Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook

Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook

$5.85
Nature's Spirit Hare's Mask Dubbing
Nature's Spirit Hare's Mask Dubbing
Nature's Spirit Hare's Mask Dubbing

Nature's Spirit Hare's Mask Dubbing

$2.75
Nature's Spirit Teal Barred Flank
Nature's Spirit Teal Barred Flank

Nature's Spirit Teal Barred Flank

$3.75