Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Nymph


Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Nymph

Hook: Nymph/wet style size 10-18
Thread:Black
Tail: Guard hairs from a hare's mask
Rib: Gold Oval Tinsel
Abdomen: Hare’s Ear Dubbing (Light)
Wingcase:Gray duck/goose quill or turkey tail fibers
Thorax:Hare’s Ear Dubbing (Dark)

Tying Notes

Can be tied weighted or unweighted. 

Use a different color thread to determine a weighted fly.

Use different colored hares ear dubbing.

Tease out the hares ear dubbing for a buggy looking fly.

When tying nymphs with feather quill segments are usually called for, these fibers are delicate, they will split apart and will eventually break. These feather slips are usually sprayed with a clear fixatif to help keep them together while tying and finishing the fly. There are multiple alternative materials that can be used to replace the feather slips. I now use a strip of tyvec material dyed with a colored marker for a wing case. It won't slpit or break off. Over my years of tying flies, I have saved a couple of mailing envelopes I have received from various on-line purchases.

Tyvek envelopes are usually white but can be colored with a permanent marker in any color that you want.

You can also add a piece of tinsel over the wing case (like that on a copper john) for a little flash. Coat that with a drop of uv resin of your chioce.


Gold Ribbed Hares Ear with Tyvec Wing Case

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