January 21, 2016
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
Hares Ear Video:
Hares Ear Step-by-Steps:
Tying Hare's Ear Step 1 of 10
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.
Tying Hare's Ear Step 2 of 10
Tie the hen fibers in at the bend and wrap forward over the butt ends. Clip the excess hen fibers flush.
Tying Hare's Ear Step 3 of 10
Tie in a piece of small gold wire and wrap back over it to the bend.
Tying Hare's Ear Step 4 of 10
Dub a tapered abdomen with the Hare's Mask dubbing.
Tying Hare's Ear Step 5 of 10
Spiral wrap the wire forward over the abdomen to the front and tie it off. Clip the excess wire.
Tying Hare's Ear Step 6 of 10
Tie in a turkey tail slip on the front edge of the abdomen with the inside of the feather facing up.
Tying Hare's Ear Step 7 of 10
Dub the thorax.
Tying Hare's Ear Step 8 of 10
Pull the turkey tail slip forward over the top of the thorax and tie it down behind the eye.
Tying Hare's Ear Step 9 of 10
Build a smooth thread head, whip finish and clip the thread.
Tying Hare's Ear Step 10 of 10
Pick out the dubbing in the thorax with a dubbing brush to simulate legs.