How to Tie a Gold-Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph

Producer: Tim Flagler

In crafting this Gold-Ribbed Hare’s Ear, Flagler uses a 3X Long Dai-Riki #285 size 14 nymph hook and a 7/64-inch gold bead for weight.  Among the many good tips in this video, he shows how to use a bit of velcro to rough up the body and make the fly’s guard hairs stand out.

“Using different colors of pheasant tail, rabbit fur dubbing and hare’s mask guard hairs, you can create different-colored flies to more closely resemble the naturals,” notes Flagler.