Tying the Hares Ear Nymph fly pattern

Tying the Hares Ear Nymph fly pattern
Tying the Hares Ear NymphTying the Hares Ear Nymph fly pattern

Here I offer the Tying the Hares Ear Nymph fly pattern for us to tie and enjoy on our next fly fishing session.

This pattern has many many variations and as far as I can find, but do please let me know if you know different, this is close to the original as I can find.
Parts Required:
Guard hairs from a Hares Ear, hence the name
Fine hare dubbing
A hook sizes 12 to 18
Feather fibers for the wing case, I have used Cock Pheasant tail but you can use any you wish
Wire or tinsel for the rib, I have used copper but gold / brass is more often used
Black UNI 6/0 thread
Fine lead wire

Tying the Hares Ear Nymph fly pattern

Lay a thread down on the hook back to the bend, cut off the waste and continue a few more turns backwards.
Now selected a tuft of the Guard Hairs off of the Hares Ear and tease out as much of the soft base hairs leaving the Guard hairs. Tie in to for a stumpy tail like the picture.
Leaving a gap of a few mm wrap the fine lead wire in tight turns until you get to a few mm from the hooks eye.
Using the thread, wrap the lead wire in building the ends up to make a sort of torpedo shape and end the thread back down to the tail end of the fly.

Tie in your rib wire.
Create a dub of the fine hare dubbing but taking small amounts and twisting in onto the thread in one direction only. Do not change direction, make about 2.5 to 3″ of dubbing.
Wrap the dubbing in tight turns all the way along our fly.
Hopefully you will end with just the thread showing, using all our dubbing, and wrap some threads back about 1/3 of the way back so we can start our thorax.
Wrap the wire rib 3 or 4 turns and tie this off at the 1/3 rd mark.
Take some of your feather fibers and tie these in, trim any that head towards the eye leaving fibers going backwards.
Make a new dubbing noddle as before but say about 1.5″ and wrap around the thorax area.
Hopefully again you have ended up using all the dubbing and only thread is left, bring the feather fibers forward and tie these in.
Carefully trim so’s not to cut the tread, make enough wraps to make a small head, say 6 or 8, whip finish and trim.
Tease out some of the thorax hairs to simulate legs and give a buggy look to the fly.

There you go, one great fly and perfect to team up with the http://www.davecarrera.com/tying-an-frank-sawyers-original-pheasant-tail-nymph/.

Wishing you tight lines

DC

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