Monday, January 13, 2014

Fly Tying: Hotwire Hare's Ear

The Hotwire Hare's Ear has proven an extremely effective pattern.  I nymph with it as well as use it to trail streamers.  The fish love to take it slow stripped, on the swing, and dead drifted.  I'm not sure if they think it is an emerger or tiny baitfish, but either way they seem to like it.  The "hotwire" rib seems to makes it pop in murky conditions too.  It's no great leap of innovation in the world of fly tying, but it seems to work.  I always have some in my box now.  It's a quick and simple tie, so have at it.

One of the recent goods it has produced...