A few more numphs of a similar theme...

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A few more numphs of a similar theme...

Postby fly_fischa » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:38 am

Here are a few of my other versions of the hares ear numph I shared the other day. The bent hook version is one that I use as a searching pattern when lake fishing. The hook bent in this fashion acts like a keel and means the fly rides the right way up. I usually just cast it out and slow roll it in, barely moving the fly, just staying in touch with it, Deadly ;)

The flash back is one that I use when there are feisty rainbows about or emergers or when the drab version isn't working...

Karsten :D

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Re: A few more numphs of a similar theme...

Postby tie2fish » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:20 am

Like everything else I've seen come from your vise, Karsten, these look simply deadly.
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Re: A few more numphs of a similar theme...

Postby William Anderson » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:53 am

Karsten, another killer set of hare's ears. I like your dark, spiky dubbing. I haven't tied these for this year, but I should probably do that soon.
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Re: A few more numphs of a similar theme...

Postby letumgo » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:27 pm

Shaggy, scruffy and buggy!

(and I mean that as a sincere compliment)

What more could you want in a fishing fly? Very well done.
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Re: A few more numphs of a similar theme...

Postby fly_fischa » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:00 am

Thanks boys, glad you approve of my scruffy miscreants, I love tying and fishing these patterns. Truth be told they are probably my favorite flies. I also tie a very simple version that is basically a carrot shaped hares ear dubbed body with a wire ribbed abdomen, I'm sure Jeff would approve of it, seeing it has no appendages or wingcase :oops: ;)
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Re: A few more numphs of a similar theme...

Postby William Anderson » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:09 am

Karsten, your hare's ear nymph's spiky texture look like a few rows of my hare's ear flymphs, but I seem to tie my hare's ear nymphs with a little more fuss and less action. I know better, and the truth is I rarely choose a HE nymph when I'm on the water, but I always carry them, and I tie them in neat little rows, but I know if I looked over my box with my tippet in my mouth, looking for the right combination, I would definitely be more prone to choose one of these. I can tie buggy flies. I tie a hare's ear birdsnest that is a mess and don't fish it as often as I should either. :oops: It's odd that I don't tie more HE nymphs with the same vigor and vitality as these you've shown. I'm quite inspired. This is something that needs to be dealt with right away. Thanks for the nymph intervention. Cheers, mate. 8-)
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Re: A few more numphs of a similar theme...

Postby Mataura mayfly » Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:33 pm

fly_fischa wrote:. I also tie a very simple version that is basically a carrot shaped hares ear dubbed body with a wire ribbed abdomen,


That one sounds about perfect, shove a copper tungsten bead up front and you have a numf I hold very dear...... but these others you show here are not too shabby I guess. :lol:
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Re: A few more numphs of a similar theme...

Postby fly_fischa » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:42 am

Bloody Kiwis, all class (not :roll: ) :oops:
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Re: A few more numphs of a similar theme...

Postby WiFlyfisher » Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:28 pm

Mataura mayfly wrote:
fly_fischa wrote:. I also tie a very simple version that is basically a carrot shaped hares ear dubbed body with a wire ribbed abdomen,


That one sounds about perfect, shove a copper tungsten bead up front and you have a numf I hold very dear...... but these others you show here are not too shabby I guess. :lol:

So how about these?

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Re: A few more numphs of a similar theme...

Postby letumgo » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:03 pm

:o Shocking!

Those are great nymphs John. You tye some really interesting flies. Love it!
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