2012/4/2 Hare’s Ear Nymph
If I’m asked “you are allowed to tie only one fly pattern”, then I will choose hare’s ear nymph without hesitation. I can’t tell exactly how fish mistake this nymph for, but it works in icy cold season to hot summer season the same. It attracts fish from mountain stream to ocean.
It just looks tasty. When I use pheasant tail nymph to strictly mimic mayfly, then I use very fluffy hare’s ear for something else. You go fine with just 2 colours: tan & olive. If you are fishing dark or in the murky water, you will need black.
Hook: Gamaktsu B10-S #14-10
Tail: Pinch of hare’s ear
Body: Hare’s ear, wrapped tightly
Thorax: Hare’s ear, wrapped loosely
Species Caught with Hare’s Ear Nymph
– Landlocked salmon, trout, and char
– Smallmouth bass and blue gill
– Common carp
– Mullet, blowfish, and surf perch