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 hare's mask.

MATERIALS:

HOOK: Standard Shank Nymph Hook, #12 - #16 (Alternative: Scud hook, #12 - #16)
BEAD HEAD: Optional, to match hook size.
TAIL: Hare's Mask Fibres (Substitute:  Klipspringer or Deer hair tips, Hackle fibres)
BODY: Olive GRHE fur (Substitute: Life Cycle Dubbing, Haretron)
RIB: Copper Wire (Substitute: Gold Wire, Gold thick thread)
THORAX: Same as body
WINGCASE: Pheasant tail fibres, about 10. (Substitute: Hackle fibres, Raffia (Swiss Straw), Tinsel or Flashabou for flashback effect)
THREAD: Olive 8/0

TYING INSTRUCTIONS:

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Step 1. Start your thread and take it to a point just before the hook point.

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Step 2. Tie in a clump of hare's ear or hare's mask fibers, as shown.

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Step 3. Snip the excess fibres off, and tie in a length of copper wire.

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Step 4. Spin a thin noodle of dubbing onto the thread. Make sure you only
spin (or roll) in one direction with your fingers.

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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.

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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.

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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 your
thorax will start.

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Step 8. Spin another thin noodle of dubbing onto the thread. Use the same dubbing as you used for the body.\

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Step 9. Form a fat football shape with the dubbing. Leave enough space behind the hook eye
to tie in the wingcase.

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Step 10. Pull the wingcase forward over the thorax, and tie it in behind the hook eye. Pull them
tight, and snip off the excess. Whip finish and apply a drop of head cement.

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a Top view of the completed fly. See the top of this page for a completed side view.


This fly 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. We normally
use this fly as the secondary smaller fly, either on point or dropper. a Good "dry-and-dropper" pattern too.


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