OLIVE "SCRUFFY" GOLD RIBBED HARE'S EAR (GRHE)
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A Very good imitation of the Vaal Caddis nymph, in it's larval stage.
Can also be tied with
a bead-head, and in the original colours of natural hare's ear and
HOOK: Standard Shank Nymph Hook, #12
- #16 (Alternative: Scud hook, #12 - #16)
Optional, to match hook size.
Hare's Mask Fibres (Substitute: Klipspringer or Deer hair
tips, Hackle fibres)
Olive GRHE fur (Substitute: Life Cycle Dubbing, Haretron)
Copper Wire (Substitute: Gold Wire, Gold thick thread)
THORAX: Same as body
Pheasant tail fibres, about 10. (Substitute: Hackle fibres, Raffia
(Swiss Straw), Tinsel or Flashabou for flashback effect)
Step 1. Start your
thread and take it to a point just before the hook point.
Step 2. Tie in a clump
of hare's ear or hare's mask fibers, as shown.
Step 3. Snip the excess
fibres off, and tie in a length of copper wire.
Step 4. Spin a thin
noodle of dubbing onto the thread. Make sure you only
spin (or roll) in one
direction with your fingers.
Step 5. Form a tapered
body of dubbing, to just past halfway up the hook shank, leaving
enough space for the
thorax, wingcase and to tie off.
Step 6. Wind the copper
wire forward in 6 or 7 even turns over the body, and tie the wire off.
Trim the excess wire off.
Step 7. Tie in about 10
pheasant tail fibres, just before the body. Trim the excess fibres off
on the right hand side.
Keep winding the thread
back, and stop where it is nicely centered on the hook. This is where
thorax will start.
Step 8. Spin another
thin noodle of dubbing onto the thread. Use the same dubbing as you
used for the body.\
Step 9. Form a fat
football shape with the dubbing. Leave enough space behind the hook eye
to tie in the wingcase.
Step 10. Pull the
wingcase forward over the thorax, and tie it in behind the hook eye.
tight, and snip off the
excess. Whip finish and apply a drop of head cement.
a Top view of the
completed fly. See the top of this page for a completed side view.
works exceptionally well when the Vaal Caddis are hatching. In fact, it
is a good searching pattern overall,
and some days can
produce very good results. It can be varied according to the water
being fished, and tied
in the natural cream
and tan colours for trout, can include a beadhead, and a flashback too.
use this fly as the
secondary smaller fly, either on point or dropper. a Good
"dry-and-dropper" pattern too.
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