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David Knapp 06-25-2012 11:19 AM

Tying Challenge: Week 2
Hopefully this week we can get more people involved and perhaps some beginning fly tiers. The fly for this week is an old standby that everyone should have in their box and be fishing if they are in the Smokies, the Gold-ribbed Hares Ear nymph and variations of that pattern. Be creative, try something new with this pattern, or if you are a beginner tier, focus on proportion and show us what you've got. Lots of room for creativity here so have fun!

olesmoke 06-25-2012 05:52 PM

somebody pick a number between 20 and 50.............thank you

David Knapp 06-25-2012 06:45 PM

How about all of them? :rolleyes: Looking forward to seeing lots of interesting flies! Oh, and I'll say 32... :biggrin:

olesmoke 06-25-2012 07:05 PM

Ok lets get this thing going goes the rabbit bug size 16

hook: 16
thread: 8/0 rust
tail: hare guard hairs
rib: gold wire
body: bull frawg dubbing
shell back: turkey tail fibers
thorax: underfur hares foot in dubbing loop
legs: centipede legs

David Knapp 06-25-2012 10:15 PM

I like the rubber legs. I have never tied them that way but was wondering if anyone would try that...very nice!

olesmoke 06-26-2012 07:17 AM

Take a look at this pattern. Have caught lots of fish with it.

Grannyknot 06-26-2012 08:40 AM

Hook: Dai Riki 730 #12
Weight: .025 wire
Thread: Orvis 8/0 dun
Tail: Deer Body
Rib: 22ga gold wire
Body/Thorax: Custom Dubbing Blends
Shellback: Turkey Tail
Legs: Partridge

NDuncan 06-26-2012 02:26 PM

These are all really cool. It would be nice if each fly pic also included a list of the materials used...

olesmoke 06-27-2012 08:42 PM

come on people ....David has a good idea here to share some ideas and help the new thread spinners to learn a trick or two.Lets show a little support for a good idea . Be safe

David Knapp 06-29-2012 06:34 PM

Here are a couple of flies I tied up for this weeks theme. The first I will call the Lynn Camp Hare's Ear. Before that stream was closed, this variant of the GRHE was my go to nymph. It has given me some great days on upper LR as well. Only real difference from a standard GRHE is the light colored mallard back...

Hook: #16 TMC 3761
Thread: Tan 8/0
Tail: Hare guard hairs
Rib: Medium gold oval tinsel
Body: Hare's mask dubbing
Wing case: Mallard flank feather, natural white
Thorax: Hare's mask dubbing

Here's an experiment I just tied up. I love soft hackles and was thinking about different ways to do one with a bead head. Here's what happened...

Hook: #14 TMC 2487
Bead: 7/64 Bronze
Thread: Tan 8/0
Tail: Hare guard hairs
Rib: Krystal flash, color to suit
Body: Hare's mask dubbing (include a little in front of the bead
Hackle: Partridge

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