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Tying a Bead Head Flashback Hare’s Ear Nymph

This Bead Head Flashback Hare’s Ear Nymph is a simple variation on the classic Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph. The addition of the flashback and the riddance of the shellback make this easy to tie nymph a perfect confidence fl. It is going to be one of the staple flies in my small stream trout box this spring.

For the dubbing, you can either use a premixed hare’s ear dubbing or clip your own from a mask. I’ve clipped mine from a mask and blended the fibers between two pet grooming tools to evenly distribute the underfur and guard hairs.

I’m using the Hedron Mirage Flashabou, but you can use any pearl flash you might have on hand. The Mirage is opal and pearl, giving an almost mirror finish on the back of this nymph.

BH Flashback Hare’s Ear Fly Pattern recipe

Hook: Mustad C49s #10-16
Bead: Gold tungsten or brass
Thread: Olive 8/0 (70d)
Tail: Red squirrel tail
Ribbing: Gold Ultrawire
Flashback: Mirage tinsel
Body: Tan hare dubbing
Thorax: Tan hare dubbing

Flashback Hare's ear Nymph Fly Pattern
Flashback Hare’s ear Nymph Fly Pattern

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Home Invader – In The Riffle

I first seen this Doug McKnight pattern in Montana Fly Fishing magazine in mid 2012. You can buy a tying kit for the pattern from In The Riffle. This looks like a killer pattern for pike and bass as well as the intended big trout.

Hook: #02-08 Tiemco 5263
Eyes: Large Red Painted Dumb Bell Eyes
Thread: Olive UTC 140
Tail: Brown Woolly Bugger Marabou
Collar: Tan Arctic Fox Tail Hair
Flash: Copper Krystal Flash
Wing: Grizzly Hackle

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Sulphur Para-emerger – Don Bastian

While Don is best known for his fantastic classic wet flies and streamers, he is also an accomplished tyer on a commercial scale. He has begun to present patterns on his blog that stray from his traditional offerings. The beginning of a wonderful library of trout patterns in beginning to emerge, and this latest really has me wanting to hit the vise. Don has some wonderful descriptions of the materials listed in the blog post, and what I like best about this parachute is the way the post is tied in. The little bump of foam before the post will really make sure this thing floats well.

Sulphur Para-emerger - Don Bastian
Sulphur Para-emerger - Don Bastian

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