Hare's Ear Nymph
Hook: TMC 5262 #8-18
Thread: Tan 6/0 or 8/0
Tail: Mottled Hen Saddle Fibers
Rib: Small Gold Wire
Abdomen: Hare’s Mask Dubbing
Wingcase: Turkey Tail Feather Slip
Thorax: Hare’s Mask Dubbing
Hare's Ear Nymph Step 1
Start the thread and wrap a thread base back to the bend. Peel off a small clump of mottled hen saddle fibers and measure them against the shank so they are about ½ a shank length long.
Hare's Ear Nymph Step 2
Tie the hen fibers in at the bend and wrap forward over the butt ends. Clip the excess hen fibers flush.
Hare's Ear Nymph Step 5
Spiral wrap the wire forward over the abdomen to the front and tie it off. Clip the excess wire.
Hare's Ear Nymph Step 6
Tie in a turkey tail slip on the front edge of the abdomen with the inside of the feather facing up.
Hare's Ear Nymph Step 8
Pull the turkey tail slip forward over the top of the thorax and tie it down behind the eye.