Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph

Spiky hare's ear fur is the trigger on this effective fly pattern.


The Hare's Ear fly pattern is probably the most productive nymph there is. Its beauty is in its simplicity. The buggy nature of the fly pattern represents any number of insect species and entices fish with its lifelike movement. Adding a bead head only enhances the Hare's Ear fly, getting it down into the feeding zone quickly for longer drifts at the right depth. Excellent for still water fishing and can be used as a dropper pattern in any situation. Color, Natural.
Sizes: 12, 14, 16, 18.
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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 6 reviews


6 of 6 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Productive Weighted Nymph - 9/6/2014
    By: from Alexandria, VA
    Top 10 Contributor

    This is a well-tied fly that is especially productive fished low and slow for trout on early season Virginia streams. I am also having a blast catching large summer bluegills on this fly at neighborhood pond.

  • 5/5

    General Purpose Nymph - 6/5/2014
    By: from Bronx, NY
    Top 250 Contributor

    The Hare's Ear is a go to general purpose. Bead head helps to sink faster and adds some flash.

  • 5/5

    Great fly - 12/28/2012

    I used this fly in VA. This fly worked great in the spring creeks.

  • 5/5

    Best Hooks on the Market - 3/31/2010
    By: from Upstate NY
    Top 25 Contributor

    The proportions of this hook are perfect for most standard nymphs. Incredibly sharp right out of the sleeve, and plenty strong given the wire's diameter.

  • 5/5

    bigger is better - 5/17/2008
    By: from CT

    Try this patten in a size 12 or even 10. Cast it right at the end of the rapids in plunge pools. The fish will take it almost instantly. The larger size definitely draws more fish in. I've even caught fingerling native brookies on the size 10. The fly barely fits into their mouths.

  • 5/5

    Prospecting nymph - 11/29/2007
    By: from Oakville, ON
    Top 1 Contributor

    Especially early in the season when the water is high and fast. Drift this along the bottom and be ready.

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