While the all-fur style of wet flies have been around for more than a hundred years, Dave Hughes can certainly be credited with popularizing them in the 20th century. This Hare’s Ear version is equally effective when fished actively as a wet fly or dead drifted as a nymph.
Hook: #12-16 standard wet or 1x heavy
Tail: Hare’s ear (guard hairs)
Body: Hare’s ear dubbing (underfur with a few guard hairs)
Hackle: Squirrel body fur (in split thread or a dubbing loop)
Tools demonstrated in this tutorial:
Stonfo Dubbing Loop Clips: jsflyfishing.com/products/dubbing-loop-clips-set-of-2
Stonfo Thread Splitter: jsflyfishing.com/products/thread-splitter
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