Hard Top Hares Ear

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Hard Top Hares Ear

Hard Top Hares Ear

Seed Bead Version

CRW_9574

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

 

-BW

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