Skip to main content

Fly Tying: Hares Ear

Fly Tying: Hares Ear

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.

Step 2

Tie the hen fibers in at the bend and wrap forward over the butt ends. Clip the excess hen fibers flush.

Step 3

Tie in a piece of small gold wire and wrap back over it to the bend.

Step 4

Dub a tapered abdomen with the Hare's Mask dubbing.

Step 5

Spiral wrap the wire forward over the abdomen to the front and tie it off. Clip the excess wire.

Step 6

Tie in a turkey tail slip on the front edge of the abdomen with the inside of the feather facing up.

Step 7

Dub the thorax.

Step 8

Pull the turkey tail slip forward over the top of the thorax and tie it down behind the eye.

Step 9

Build a smooth thread head, whip finish and clip the thread.

Step 10

Pick out the dubbing in the thorax with a dubbing brush to simulate legs.

Hares Ear

Recipe: 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

Fly Fisherman Foundational Forty: Fly Tying a Hares Ear

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Recent Videos

Writer, fishing guide, and fly-shop owner Hilary Hutcheson and her family planned on enjoying a camping slash fishing tr...
Destinations/Species

Science in the Thorofare

Writer, fishing guide, and fly-shop owner Hilary Hutcheson and her family planned on enjoying a camping slash fishing tr...
How-To/Techniques

How to Tie the Picky Eater Perdigon

Writer, fishing guide, and fly-shop owner Hilary Hutcheson and her family planned on enjoying a camping slash fishing tr...

Fly Fishing the Plunge Pools of Yosemite Falls

Writer, fishing guide, and fly-shop owner Hilary Hutcheson and her family planned on enjoying a camping slash fishing tr...
Gear

Scientific Anglers Launches Reimagined Tropical Saltwater Fly Lines

Writer, fishing guide, and fly-shop owner Hilary Hutcheson and her family planned on enjoying a camping slash fishing tr...
Gear

Check Out Grundens' New Vector Wader!

Writer, fishing guide, and fly-shop owner Hilary Hutcheson and her family planned on enjoying a camping slash fishing tr...
Gear

Fly Fishing the Plunge Pools of Yosemite Falls (trailer)

Writer, fishing guide, and fly-shop owner Hilary Hutcheson and her family planned on enjoying a camping slash fishing tr...
Gear

Fly Fusion Trout Tour Sizzle Reel

Writer, fishing guide, and fly-shop owner Hilary Hutcheson and her family planned on enjoying a camping slash fishing tr...
Gear

Introducing Orvis's New 4th Generation Helios Fly Rod

Writer, fishing guide, and fly-shop owner Hilary Hutcheson and her family planned on enjoying a camping slash fishing tr...
How-To/Techniques

How to Tie Dorsey's Top Secret Baetis Fly

Writer, fishing guide, and fly-shop owner Hilary Hutcheson and her family planned on enjoying a camping slash fishing tr...
News

Orvis Presents “School of Fish” Full Film

Writer, fishing guide, and fly-shop owner Hilary Hutcheson and her family planned on enjoying a camping slash fishing tr...
News

Orvis Presents “School of Fish”

Writer, fishing guide, and fly-shop owner Hilary Hutcheson and her family planned on enjoying a camping slash fishing tr...
News

Hilary Hutcheson's videos of Hurricane Ian aftermath

Fly Fisherman Magazine Covers Print and Tablet Versions

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Magazine App Logo

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Fly Fisherman App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Fly Fisherman stories delivered right to your inbox.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Fly Fisherman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Enjoying What You're Reading?

Get a Full Year
of Guns & Ammo
& Digital Access.

Offer only for new subscribers.

Subscribe Now