The Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear (GRHE) needs no introduction. For many anglers it is a staple in their nymph boxes. Here are some different variations.
Gold Ribbed Hare’s EarThe original. We added hen hackle fiber legs and used hen hackle for the tail. Still catches tons of fish….. Tail: Brown hen hackle Abdomen: Hare’s ear dubbing Rib: Gold wire Wing Case: Mottled hen or turkey wing slip Thorax: Hare’s ear dubbing, picked out Step 1: Make a few turns of copper wire around the shank. Start your thread in the wire and wrap to the bend.
Hare and CopperA popular New Zealand pattern. My go to nymph. Tie this one very spiky. Hook: #8-18 nymph Bead: Copper Tail: Brown hen hackle fibers or pheasant tail fibers Rib: Gold copper wire Body: Hare’s Ear dubbing
Frost Bite Hare’s EarHook: #8-20 nymph Bead: Copper Tail: Brown hen hackle Abdomen: Hare’s ear dubbing Wing bud: Cream antron yarn Thorax: Gray UV Ice Dubbing
Hare’s Ear Soft HackleHook: #8-18 nymph Thread: Black Tail: Brown hen haclke Body: Hare’s ear dubbing Rib: Gold copper wire Wing: Brown hen quill Hackle: Brown hen