This soft hackled Hare’s Ear pattern, tied on a jig style hook, is effective and quick fly to tie. The bugginess from the hare’s ear dubbing combined with the pink “hot spot” thorax make it irresistible. I typically tie it in a size 14, but it could easily be tied up to a size 8 and down to a size 16. This fly looks great when the body color is changed to olive or black.
- Hook: Umpqua C400BL Size 10-16
This is a cased caddis larva pattern tied in the Czech style. This nymph is tied on a jig hook with a slotted tungsten bead that causes it to bounce along the bottom with the hook point riding up. Cased Caddis patterns are very effective, especially in freestone streams. Fish this fly on point, with a smaller offering above it.
This is a straight forward czech nymph tying sequence, nothing earth shattering. Weight and body taper are formed by lead tape. The color combination on this pattern has been particularly effective. This pattern can also be tied with a tungsten bead. Tie in sizes 10-16.