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    Default Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear

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    Good step by step. One of the best flys to ever have on your leader.
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    Love it, thanks SF this and the PTN are favorites of mine, as you say the "bugginess" does it!

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    Nice step by step, Dennis. Well done.

    Question - do you prefer to tie and fish this style of fly on a relatively short shank hook? I tend to tie them on a slightly longer shank hook (1XL or 2XL - like the sample below), which I feel offers better possibility for proportion. Interested to hear what you think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuppsincomprehensible
    If you are gonna tie the fly as a nymph rather than an emerger as it was originally intended perhaps you may want to consider lead underwire so that the fly can be fished sink and draw as nymphs are intended to be fished. All that said it is a very good tying that you demonstrate.
    Tupps, can you tell me who designed the GRHE and where they have stated that it should be fished or tied as an emerger?
    Can you also tell me where it is stated that Nymphs are intended to be fished "sink and draw"?
    Finally why does a Nymph have to be leaded to fish "sink and draw"?

    I personally rarely fish Nymphs "sink and draw" I much prefer "dead drift" ( rivers and stillwaters) or a slow "figure of eight" (stillwaters)
    As far as lead goes, I came to the conclusion a long time ago that unleaded flys/Nymphs fish much better than leaded ones on stillwaters. I think the presentation is more natural. Rivers are of course a different matter. Lead or some other sort of weighting is often essential to the correct presentation.

    Hans, I have always tied (well nearly always) my Nymphs on short or standard shank hooks. I simply find them aesthetically more pleasing to my eye and consequently I fish them with more confidence. Hardly scientific, or indeed rational, but it works for me.
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    Dennis,

    another cracking fly from your vice.

    Lead, longshank, emerger, sink and draw? whatever way it is tied is the preference of the tyer and the fish!
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    Tupps, have you read anything by the likes of Swisher and Richards or Datus Proper. If not I can highly recommend these two books, "Emergers" (Swisher and Richards) and "What the trout said" (Datus Proper)
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