Tying a Copper Hare's Ear Nymph with Davie McPhail

The Hare's Ear Nymph's origin dates back to the 1880's and probably remains one of the most recognized flies out there. These flies are proven fish catchers even when there is no hatch on the go. They imitate almost any natural nymph and are ideally used on streams, rivers and stillwater venues. Davie Mcphail, instead of using thread to create the body of the Nymph, uses a fine Copper wire to give a more attractive profile.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the Copper Hare's Ear Nymph, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.

Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Competition Heavyweight size 14 Tying WireUTC X small Copper Wire Tail and Thorax: Pheasant Tail Fibres Rib: Copper Wire Body and Thorax: Dyed Yellow Hare's Ear and Mask Dubbing

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!