Published May 12. 2022 - 2 weeks ago
Updated or edited May 13. 2022

Bead Head Hares Ear

The Hares Ear is a classic fly that has been around for a long time. Even though its an older pattern, its still very effective today. Its simple and quick to tie, mimics a couple of different bugs, and just works great. There are many variations that you can tie including the one I tied today. Without a bead head is probably how it was first tied, but I personally love this version with a bead head and lead under wraps. You can switch up the tinsel for wire or other material to rib the fly. You can change up the wing case as well. I like tying a version with pheasant tail for the wing case and also the tail. Just have fun, change up the dubbing colors if you want and make the fly your own.

As I mentioned this fly mimics a number of different bugs, for me though, I think this mostly mimics a tan caddis pupa. But some say it does well as a stonefly imitation, mayfly, and more. Heck just as an attractor in a larger size and drop a smaller more realistic imitation behind it. Choice is yours how you want to fish this.

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Materials
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Hook: Risen 5262 (size 14) - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/hooks/products/streamer-5262?varian...
Bead: Risen Gold Brass Bead (size 2.8mm) - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/beads-and-weights/products/brass-be...
Weight: Lead Wire (0.010 size) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/lead-wire?_pos=1&_sid=dd520cc...
Glue: Loctite Brush On - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/loctite-super-glue-brush-on?_...
Thread: Veevus 6/0 (brown) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/6-0-veevus?_pos=1&_sid=921f04...
Tail: Hares Mask - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/grade-2-natural-hares-mask?_p...
Ribbing: Gold Tinsel (x-small) - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/danville-flat-mylar-gold-silv...
Abdomen: Underfur from the Hares Mask - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/grade-2-natural-hares-mask?_p...
Wing Case: Turkey quill - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/ozark-oak-mottled-turkey-quil...
Thorax: Underfur from the Hares Mask - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/grade-2-natural-hares-mask?_p...
Head Cement: Loon Water Based Cement - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/loon-head-cement?_pos=1&_psq=...

Tools
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Vise: Renzetti Traveler - https://amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec - https://amzn.to/2YWOf39
Scissors: Risen Spring Assist - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/pro...
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass - https://amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Hackle Pliers: Hook and Hackle Plier - https://www.dooleysflyfishing.com/products/hook-and-hackle-plier?_pos=1&...
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench - https://www.oasisbenches.com/oasis-benches/compact-bench/
UV Light: Solarez UV Cure (high output) - https://www.solarez.com/product/uv-cure-flashlight-high-output/

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