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Hare's Ear Nymph

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Hares Ear


Hare's Ear Fly Tying Materials



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Tying the Hare's Ear Step 1

Step 1

Take a bunch of hares ear guard hairs and catch in along the hookshank. Stop the thread at a position opposite the barb.

Tying the Hare's Ear Step 2

Step 2

Now catch in some oval gold tinsel to the underside of the hook.

Tying the Hare's Ear Step 3

Step 3

Dub some hare's ear fur onto the tying thread.

Tying the Hare's Ear Step 4

Step 4

Wind the dubbed hare's ear fur up the hook shank, stopping just over 1/3 of the hook shank length from the eye.Wind the dubbed hare's ear fur up the hook shank.

Tying the Hare's Ear Step 5

Step 5

Wind the oval gold tinsel forward so that it creates a rib. Secure and trim Waste

Tying the Hare's Ear Step 6

Step 6

Catch in a few pheasant tail fibres that will become the thorax cover and leave the ends trailing backwards.

Tying the Hare's Ear Step 7

Step 7

Now create a dubbing loop with thread, place some hare's ear fur in between the loop, spin the thread with a dubbing twister. (There are many methods for creating a dubbing loop. Here's a link to create a basic dubbing loop . Wind the dubbed loop around the hook to create a bushy thorax.

Tying the Hare's Ear Step 8

Step 8

Tie off at the eye and trim waste Pick out the hares ear fibres on both the body and thorax with a dubbing teaser.

Tying the Hare's Ear Completed Fly

Step 9

Now pull the pheasant tail fibres forward and secure at the eye. Trim any waste, create a neat head, whip finish, cut away thread and varnish.

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