|Hook||Tiemco 2457, size 14|
|Bead||Gold to fit hook size|
|Tail||Fibers from partridge or pheasant body feather|
|Rib||Strand of crystal flash|
|Body||Natural hare's mask|
|Collar||Synthetic gray or olive brown dubbing spun behind bead|
The pattern called for synthetic hare’s ear dubbing for the abdomen, but I elected to use the scraggly hair from a hare’s mask that I normally use. I believe that the guard hairs protruding in every direction are part of the reason this fly is so effective. For the collar I tried two different materials. On the first three I used the charcoal gray sculpin wool that my friend Jeff sent me. My beadhead hare’s ear has a gray wing case and light brown or tan legs, so I felt the charcoal wool approximated this coloring near the head of the fly. The last two I tied using synthetic olive brown dubbing material. These look equally buggy with a darker coloration near the head of the imitation.