Hare's Ear Stonefly

Cheech - February, 2014

As I was preparing this article, I realized that I literally changed all of the materials that are used for the classic Hare's Ear. Guard hairs for the tail, adios. Dubbing from the hare's mask, gone... etc. It's been a few years since I have been tying flies with Arizona Synthetic and Mega Synthetic dubbing (not to be confused with Arizona Simi Seal), and they have become a major staple on my desk. It has that perfect blend of bugginess and shine that I really like when I'm tying subsurface flies. Aside from the dubbing, I'm also using Whiting Coq de Leon hen fibers for the tail and legs, and thin skin for the wing-case. I like to have a lot of these in my box because they are a quick tie, and are very effective. I usually have them in sizes 10 to 16 in a variety of colors.

Material List
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 1550 - All Purpose Medium - 12
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 1550 - All Purpose Medium - 12
  • Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0 - Brown
  • Bead: Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads - Copper - 3.2mm
  • Tail/Legs: Flash Sale Hackle 77 - Whiting 4B Hen Saddle - Variant (Speckled Brown)
  • Lead: Lead Wire Spool - .015
  • Ribbing: UTC Ultra Wire - Amber - Small
  • Flash: Mirage Tinsel - Opal - Medium
  • Body: Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing - Dark Hare's Ear
  • Wingcase: Thin Skin - Mottled, Bustard Natural
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultra Wire
UTC Ultra Wire

UTC Ultra Wire - Small

$1.75
Lead Wire Spool
Lead Wire Spool

Lead Wire Spool

$3.99
Mirage Tinsel - Opal
Mirage Tinsel - Opal

Mirage Tinsel - Opal

$1.65
Thin Skin
Thin Skin
Thin Skin
Thin Skin
Thin Skin
Thin Skin

Thin Skin

$2.45
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing

Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing

$2.75
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0

Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0

$3.50
Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads
Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads

Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads

$7.00
Fulling Mill 1550 - All Purpose Medium
Fulling Mill 1550 - All Purpose Medium

Fulling Mill 1550 - All Purpose Medium

$11.00