Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear

Cheech - February 21, 2020

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!

Material List
  • 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
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

$1.99
Lead Wire Spool
Lead Wire Spool

Lead Wire Spool

$3.99
Sulky Holoshimmer Tinsel
Sulky Holoshimmer Tinsel
Sulky Holoshimmer Tinsel

Sulky Holoshimmer Tinsel

$4.75
Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless
Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless

Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless

$12.95
Hare's Mask - Grade #1
Hare's Mask - Grade #1

Hare's Mask - Grade #1

$5.25
Ozark Oak Mottled Turkey Tail - Select Pair
Ozark Oak Mottled Turkey Tail - Select Pair

Ozark Oak Mottled Turkey Tail - Select Pair

$5.25
Deluxe Dubbing Rake
Deluxe Dubbing Rake

Terra Deluxe Dubbing Rake

$3.99