Combined Beginner and Roundtable Fly Tying Class: Nov. 19, 2018

By Don Fine

With the pending Thanksgiving holiday, this month’s Fly Tying instruction will be a combined Beginner and Roundtable session on Monday, November 19th.

Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph
Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph

Colin Flournoy will be leading the tying of the Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear, a classic nymph pattern, that evening. The Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph (hereafter referred to as GRHE), is believed to be created around 1910 by an English fly tier who used hare’s ear dubbing for the nymph’s body as simply a modification on the long-lived Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Wet Fly. It was tied then with a fur tail and body and a fur ‘hackle’. The GRHE Nymph is a staple pattern in most every fly fisher’s fly box, since it characteristically represents the Mayfly nymphs found in freestone streams and rivers.

The November Fly Tying session will be held in Room 207 at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 West Patrick Street in Frederick.

As is customary, all materials will be provided for tying, as well as fly tying vises and equipment for those that do not have their own equipment.