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Hare's Ear Flashback Nymph

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The Hare's Ear Flashback Nymph


Hare's Ear Flashback Fly Tying Materials



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Tying the Hare's Ear Flashback Nymph Step 1

Step 1

Run the tying thread down the hook shank, catching in a bunch of grouse hackle fibres. Stop the thread at a position opposite the barb.

Tying the Hare's Ear Flashback Nymph Step 2

Step 2

Now catch in some gold wire to the underside of the hook and a length of pearl mylar tinsel to the topside of the hook (This will become the cover for the body when pulled flat).

Tying the Hare's Ear Flashback Nymph Step 3

Step 3

Dub some hare's ear fur onto the tying thread.

Tying the Hare's Ear Flashback Nymph Step 4

Step 4

Wind the dubbed hare's ear fur up the hook shank, stopping just over 1/3 of the hook shank length from the eye.

Tying the Hare's Ear Flashback Nymph Step 5

Step 5

Pull the pearl mylar forward over the top of the body and wind the wire forward so that it creates a rib. (The pearl mylar is secured with the rib).

Tying the Hare's Ear Flashback Nymph Step 7

Step 7

Wind the dubbed loop around the hook to create a bushy thorax. Tie off at the eye and trim waste Pick out the hares ear fibres on both the body and thorax with a dubbing teaser.

Tying the Hare's Ear Flashback Nymph Step 8

Step 8

Now catch in a bunch of grouse fibres at either side of the thorax.

Tying the Hare's Ear Flashback Nymph Completed Fly

Step 9

Now pull the pheasant tail fibres forward and secure at the eye. Trim any waste, create a neat head, whip finish, cut away thread and varnish.

Tying the Hare's Ear Flashback Nymph Plan View

Plan View

This how the fly looks from above.

Tying the Hare's Ear Flashback Nymph Front View

Front View

This is how the grouse fibres should look at either side of the fly, giving it that extra bit of movement through the water.

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