|Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph|
I sometimes use the bunny fur they mix with Antron, too, which is nice because it adds some sparkle to my nymphs, and it's almost impossible to harvest your own Antron. Believe me, I've tried...
The GRHE is one of the most important nymphs you can fish. When wet it looks like pretty much every mayfly nymph known to man. You can tie it in any size you want, but sizes 8-20 would be a good start. Don't forget you can always add a bead if you'd like. I don't teach my students about beads until the next fly, but feel free to add one here if you think it might help catch more fish (HINT: You would probably be correct...).
Let's watch how to tie a Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear nymph, shall we?
Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Pattern Recipe
Hook: Standard nymph hook, size 8-20
Thread: Tan or brown 8/0
Weight: Lead wire to suit
Tail: 6-12 pheasant tail fibers
Rib: Small gold oval tinsel
Abdomen: Hare fur
Wing case: 6-12 pheasant tail fibers
Thorax: Hare fur