LFFA Members' Fly Dressings
... series by Adrian V. W. Freer
 
No.11

Amber Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear
contributed by Adrian Freer

Amber GRHE

Dressing:
Hook:
Kamasan B400 size 10, 12, 14 or 16
Tying Thread:
Black
Tail:
Amber Glo-Brite Floss Shade 8, trimmed short
Rib:
Fine Oval Gold Tinsel
Body:
Hare’s Ear Fur ribbed
Thorax:
as for Body but dubbed a little more thickly
Hackle:
Two turns of Honey Cock
Head:
Clear Varnish over the black tying thread
Comments: The Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear is a classic fly, and it has probably given birth to more variants than any other.  The addition of the coloured tail gives it that little bit more attraction. 

It is a useful fly to use when the fish are feeding on daphnia, during a hatch to midges or olives, or in coloured water when the fly needs to stand out and be seen. 

It can also be used as a searching fly when nothing is showing. 

It is best fished on the middle dropper. 

Other useful variations can be tied with a Glo-Brite Yellow shade 10, or a Glo-Brite Lime Green shade12 floss tail.



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