What’s on the Vise? Jan. 9th 2012

by Brian Zinger on January 8, 2012

This weeks fly

The Hare’s Ear nymph, is considered by many fly fishers as a great nymph imitation,  and tied in different colors can imitate specific aquatic insects.  It can be tied in many ways.   The traditional pattern is tied with under fur and guard hairs clipped from the ears and mask of a Hare.  The most common is the Gold ribbed Hare’s ear,  tied with  gold tinsel in the abdomen.   Some have beads heads and rubber legs,  and for catching winter trout John Synott ,my partner at Stream and Brook Fly Fishing, likes them in a size #12 with a flash-aboo back.

Pattern recipe,

Hook: Mustad 3906b any size

Tread: black

Tail: Pheasant tail fibers

Rib: gold wire

Abdomen: natural Hare’s mask underfur

Thorax: natural Hare’s mask underfur and guard hairs

Wing Case: Black section of Primary Goose wing or Flashaboo for flashback.

Legs: 2 raps of partridge

Head: back tread


I’ll be tying Hare’s ears all this week, so while I’m at it let me offer John Synott’s fav #12 Flashback Hare’s Ear(weighted, no bead head) for a buck a fly.  Let me know if you would like any.

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Mark January 20, 2012 at 8:29 am

Thanks for the materials list!!!!

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