LFFA Members' Fly Dressings
... series by Adrian V. W. Freer

Amber Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear
contributed by Adrian Freer

Amber GRHE

Kamasan B400 size 10, 12, 14 or 16
Tying Thread:
Amber Glo-Brite Floss Shade 8, trimmed short
Fine Oval Gold Tinsel
Hare’s Ear Fur ribbed
as for Body but dubbed a little more thickly
Two turns of Honey Cock
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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