Hares Ear and Partridge

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ronr
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Re: Hares Ear and Partridge

Post by ronr » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:03 am

I'm so impressed with the beautiful photography on this forum. The time and effort you guys put into this work blows me away. I've not found any website that has the wealth of shared information and skills as this one and it inspires me to tie more wet flies..... now how do I find time to fish with all these flies I'm tying...
joaniebo
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Re: Hares Ear and Partridge

Post by joaniebo » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:26 am

I tie LOTS of flies using Hare's Ear dubbings and Partridge hackles! One of my favorites is a variation of Edmonds' & Lee's 8b March March, where I use dyed red Hare's Ear and gold wire rib (as in the E & L dressings), but I sub grey partridge hackles instead of Snipe Rump hackles.

Awhile back, I purchased bags of dyed parirdge hackles from Cookshill in various shades of yellows, olives, etc. and using these hackles and matching Hare's Ear, squirrel, fox, etc. dubbings, there's pretty much and endless variety of flies that can be tied.

Same goes for using natural and dyed pheasant tails for body materials and using partridge, starling, furnace, Cree, etc. hackles - a lot more flies can be made.
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