Hare Nation – 12/11/2014

In my 12/04/2014 post on the hare’s ear nymph I concocted a fly in my mind that I called a Hare Nation. I envisioned combining the best features of two of my most productive flies into one. I selected the hares mask dubbing for the abdomen and soft hackle legs from the hare’s ear nymph, and then borrowed the flash back black and flashabou from the salvation nymph along with the black peacock ice dub for the thorax.

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I am happy to report that the hare nation is no longer a figment of my imagination. I tied one the other night. I like the look, but the final product strikes me as a close replica of a flashback pheasant tail nymph. That isn’t really all bad, as it may attract more fish during pale morning dun hatch periods.

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What do you readers think? Should I tie more hare nations?

3 thoughts on “Hare Nation – 12/11/2014

  1. You’ll never really know if your imagination and creativity translates to practical application unless you have a few Hares Nation flies on hand to provide a fair test throughout the season! This may be a critical step to knowing if you can “become the trout”!

  2. Hi there Dave. Really enjoy reading the blog! I have tied a beadhead peacock herl bodied nymph on a scud hook that I just recently over the summer added sili legs to the fly and the results were wonderful. I love anything with rubber legs. Keep up the good work

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