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Hares Ear

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

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.

Finished Hare's Ear

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