Hare's Ear Swimmer

Fly Name
Hook 10-18
Thread black
Wings pheasant tail fibers
Tails partridge
Body fine wire, dubbing
Hackle none

Hares Ear Swimmer

Hares Ear Swimmer

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Tie in the partridge fibers by making two loose wraps followed up with 3 to 5 tight wraps. Continue with additional tight wraps right to the base of the tail.

Hares Ear Swimmer

Wax thread with a light coat of wonder wax. Apply a thin amount of dubbing. Spread dubbing fibers out evenly on thread. Twist dubbing evenly on thread with thumb and forefinger.

Wrap dubbed thread evenly forward to the front end of the body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight wraps.

Hares Ear Swimmer

Tie in pheasant tail fibers with 5 tight wraps. Place on top of hook shank at the start of the thorax.

Hares Ear Swimmer

Add more dubbing and wind thorax. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Thorax should be thicker than the abdomen. Fold over pheasant fibers and secure with 5 tight wraps. Trim away excess.

Hares Ear Swimmer

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate. Pluck out fur in thorax with a bobkin needle.


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