Hare's Ear/Copper John Hybrid

I put this together today just kind of making it up as I went along and came out with what I think is kind of like a hybrid Hare's Ear/ Copper John. I'd appreciate any feedback or opinions on how to make it better. I tied a few in tan and dark hare's ear as well. Here's the recipe:

Hook: Umpqua U101 #10-16
Thread: 8/0 Olive
Tail: Light Olive Mallard
Rib: Chartreuse XSm Ultra Wire
Body: Olive Hare's Ear
Thorax: Olive Hare's Ear
Wing Case: Orvis Black/Olive Thin Skin and Gold Tinsel
Legs: Light Olive Mallard
Bead: Copper to match hook size

Head finished with a UV resin and torch.

 

OLIVE VERSION

 

TAN VERSION

DARK HARE'S EAR VERSION

 

Thanks,

Mike

Comments

 
said on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Love the look of that fly, Mike. Especially the Dark Hare's Ear version. I think it'd do very well here in central NY. Nicely tied!

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said on Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Thanks, it has done well here in SW PA for me over the last week or so. The tan and dark have at least.

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said on Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Very nice fly! Definitely looks buggy, I'll have to try that one here in NE Oregon. Thanks for sharing!

 

-Justin

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