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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Hook: Risen 5262 (size 14) -
Bead: Risen Gold Brass Bead (size 2.8mm) -
Weight: Lead Wire (0.010 size) -
Glue: Loctite Brush On -
Thread: Veevus 6/0 (brown) -
Tail: Hares Mask -
Ribbing: Gold Tinsel (x-small) -
Abdomen: Underfur from the Hares Mask -
Wing Case: Turkey quill -
Thorax: Underfur from the Hares Mask -
Head Cement: Loon Water Based Cement -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Scissors: Risen Spring Assist -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Hackle Pliers: Hook and Hackle Plier -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
UV Light: Solarez UV Cure (high output) -

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