In todays video I show you how to tie a Soft Hackle Hares Ear.  This was noted by John Gierach as one of his all time goto flies for trout. John fishes a lot of the high mountain streams in Colorado and I had him on the podcast in episode 47.


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The Soft Hackle Hares Ear Material List

Thread:  8/0 Uni Thread Black (click here to purchase)

Hook:  Daiichi #1560 size #12 (click here to purchase)

Body: Hares Ear Natural Dubbing  (click here to purchase) 

Rib:  Krystal Flash Pearl (click here to purchase) 

Hackle:  Partridge (click here to purchase)

(If you’d rather I send you the entire package of materials please email here:


john Gierach
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soft hackle hares ear

Conclusion for the Stewart

This is one of the amazing things about this pattern.  It has a great name, LOL and I didn’t come up with it.  A great old friend of the family, Marty Sherman created this pattern and named it after my dad or the shop.  Not sure which but I’ll ask Marty when I talk to him.

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