Published Feb 16. 2018 - 1 month ago
Updated or edited Feb 17. 2018

Bead Head Flashback Hare's Ear Nymph

This Bead Head Flashback Hare's Ear Nymph is a simple variation on the classic Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph. The addition of the flashback and the riddance of the shellback make this easy to tie nymph a perfect confidence fl. It is going to be one of the staple flies in my small stream trout box this spring.

For the dubbing, you can either use a premixed hare's ear dubbing or clip your own from a mask. I've clipped mine from a mask and blended the fibers between two pet grooming tools to evenly distribute the underfur and guard hairs.

I'm using the Hedron Mirage Flashabou, but you can use any pearl flash you might have on hand. The Mirage is opal and pearl, giving an almost mirror finish on the back of this nymph.

BH Flashback Hare’s Ear Fly Pattern recipe

Hook: Mustad C49s #10-16
Bead: Gold tungsten or brass
Thread: Olive 8/0 (70d)
Tail: Red squirrel tail
Ribbing: Gold Ultrawire
Flashback: Mirage tinsel
Body: Tan hare dubbing
Thorax: Tan hare dubbing


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