Hare's Ear Blend & Partridge Soft Hackles

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joaniebo
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Hare's Ear Blend & Partridge Soft Hackles

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Friends asked me today to tie up a few Partridge & Hare's Ear soft hackles which I did with a special blend of materials that I've used for some nymphs.
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tie2fish
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Re: Hare's Ear Blend & Partridge Soft Hackles

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I'm not usually fond of "sparkly" on my soft hackles, but it may just be the ticket if these are fished as caddis emergers. In any event, they are very well tied.

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Re: Hare's Ear Blend & Partridge Soft Hackles

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In a size #16 in the late Spring that would work fine on my northern cheeseland trout streams.

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Barleywine
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Re: Hare's Ear Blend & Partridge Soft Hackles

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Good-looking flies. The hares ear blend looks similar to the body of a pink squirrel nymph.

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joaniebo
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Re: Hare's Ear Blend & Partridge Soft Hackles

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Chuck

Good guess. The dubbing blend used for these soft hackles is very close to the Pink Squirrel dubbing except Natural Hare's Ear and Dark Hare's Ear fur was used instead of gray squirrel fur. All the other materials used in the Pink Squirrel dubbing mixture were then mixed with either of the Hare's Ear furs.

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Re: Hare's Ear Blend & Partridge Soft Hackles

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I always like your flies. All the best to you.

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