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Hare's Ear Bug
Bugger: Fished actively over sea weed and its likely to be mistaken for a gammarus. Same thing in a lake. Dead drifted or fished using a lift in a stream, it looks like a tumbling scud or cress bug or even a hatching caddis. What the fish think, I don't know, but it's a fact that they find it edible.
The simplest fly here
Upgrading the Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear
Shark's Caddis Larva
Juvinile: This is a very simple fly imitating the caddis larva. Some may call it realistic fly, some will say impressionistic, but no matter what, the originator says with 100% certainty that it's a killer pattern and he has caught lots of fish with it in many different places.
Twist your Antron and peacock here
|Hook||#8 to 18|
|Bead||Black or gun metal black|
|Weight||Lead or tungsted wire|
|Tail||6 to 10 Pheasant tail barbs, depending on the size of the fly|
|Body||Black possum or squirrel dubbing|
|Thorax||White UV Dubbing|
- Place bead behind hook eye, and wrap the optional lead wire behind bead.
- Tie in Pheasant tail in as tail and leave the long butt section, as this will become the legs.
- Tie in the copper wire.
- Apply dubbing and wrap over the pheasant tail fibres, to about two-thirds up the hook shank.
- Rib with copper wire and tie off copper wire.
- Lift pheasant tail fibres up and dub thread and under the pheasant tail fibres to bead.
- Backward and forward wrapping of the UV dubbing can be done, to attain the right density, covering shape of thorax.
- Take pheasant tail barbs over UV dubbed thorax and tie in with 2 or 3 wraps behind the bead.
- Split barbs in equal numbers and fold to either side of bead/body.
- Tie the barbs in at about 45 degrees to body and whip finish.
- Trim the barbs about two-thirds of the overall length of fly.
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