August 2013 Freshwater Fly of the MOnth: Gold Bead Hare's Ear Nymph
A favorite among fly anglers in the bead head version. The shaggy hare ear dubbing and squirell tail gives this fly the "buggy" look.
|Along with the Prince and Pheasant Tail nymphs the Bead Head Hare's Ear is one of the vital classic nymph patterns for most trout waters. Hares ear dubbing gives this fly a buggy look that is irresistable to fish looking for drifting mayfly nymphs. Use this Hare's Ear pattern where more robust shaped mayflies are present or simply rely on the attractive properties of this proven fish catcher.|
Add a gold bead to the popular Hare's Ear nymph, and you have an irresistible combination. A favorite of trout anglers, this pattern has hare's mask guard hairs on the tail and natural hare's ear dubbing on the abdomen. The gold bead adds extra weight, allowing the fly to sink faster, and it adds extra flash. Per 12.
Tactics:When this fly is immersed, the stiff fibers in the dubbing stand out and imitate the legs of an insect. Fish this fly below the surface with or without a small strike indicator and split-shot to help it sink. It is an effective pattern throughout the year because it covers a broad spectrum of prey that are active in every season.