Tying a Gold Ribbed Olive Hare’s Ear Nymph with Davie McPhail by Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail ties up this classic nymph pattern in his own unique style. This is a darker version than most seen in North America, but it has a pleasing appearance and I’m sure that trout will easily agree. I’d love to try out a bead head version using a black bead in place of the classic gold. 

Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear fly pattern recipe (Davie McPhail version)

Hook: Fulling Mill All-Purpose Medium size 14
Thread: Uni-8/0 Olive or Black
Underbody: Copper Wire or Lead
Tail: Dyed Olive Pheasant Tail Fibres
Body: Dyed Olive Hare’s Ear Dubbing
Thorax Cover and Legs: Dyed Olive Pheasant Tail Fibres
Thorax: Dyed Olive Hare’s Ear Dubbing

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