Hard Top Hares Ear

Hard Top Hares Ear

Hard Top Hares Ear

Seed Bead Version


Early in my fly fishing career the Hares Ear was one of my most successful flies.   This fly is simply one of the best choices you can make in a searching situation.  When we started adding beads to this fly I just never liked the profile, it still worked but it just never looked right to me.  A few weeks ago I woke up in the middle of the night and tied this, it solved a number of problems and retained that nice heavy weight that is so key to it’s success.  I think the use of Pheasant Tail is also key, there are so many variations and opportunities with this classic pattern.  I have included a number of tricks that can be applied to this style specifically and a number of other patterns.

 Hard Top Hares Ear

Hook: 3x long 1x heavy Nymph
Bead: Gold Bead
Thread: Rusty Brown 8/0
Tail: Pheasant Tail
Rib: Medium Gold Tinsel
Dubbing: Light/Dark/Olive/Black Hares Ear Dubbing
Wing Case: Pheasant Tail
Wing Case Shell: Clear Cure Goo Fleck + Clear Cure Hydro
*Optional: Seed Bead Head (colors from Black to Red)


YouTube Video Linkhttp://youtu.be/6uars_1H5_g



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