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Flashback Hares Ear Nymph

Sometimes even the best pattern isn't enough and a trout needs a little more incentive to strike. Adding a bit of flash can be the difference between no fish and consistent strikes on a given day. Make sure there are a couple of these Flashback flies in the appropriate sizes in the Hare's ear section of your fly box. Color, Hare's Ear. Sizes 10, 12, 14, 16, 18.
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13 of 13(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Flashback Hares Ear Nymph
Review 1 for Flashback Hares Ear Nymph
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Catches all the fish,
August 4, 2014
By: Mandy0627
from Elkton, MD
"I've only used this fly once, after 3 trips not catching anything at all to the creek in question. It was too shallow to used my bead head wooly buggers, so I thought I'd give this a try since it still had some flash. I had a bite or a catch on probably 80% of my casts, though they were all just sunfish. Still, better than nothing, and the only thing they wanted all evening that I threw at them!"
Review 2 for Flashback Hares Ear Nymph
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5 / 5
Excellent Fly,
May 12, 2014
By: JJones34
from Heber Springs, AR
"This fly is my go-to nymph for the tailwaters in Arkansas. The flashback elicits more frequent strikes in the stained water. I typically use size 14, but as the current picks up I'll go to a size 12. I've been surprised by the durability of these flies as well. I've landed close to 3-dozen rainbow on the last few of these flies."
Review 3 for Flashback Hares Ear Nymph
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5 / 5
Great Fly,
August 6, 2012
By: Slacker
"This fly is the standard hares ear with a flashback added. From what I can tell it is tied well."
Review 4 for Flashback Hares Ear Nymph
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5 / 5
A must have fly,
February 16, 2012
By: CohoSammi
from Mont Vernon, NH
"A must have in any trout box for prospecting water where no hatch is happening.
I use this fly all season long in southern and northern NH. Works like a charm."
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Review 5 for Flashback Hares Ear Nymph
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5 / 5
Best Hare's Ear Fly (in my opinion),
February 23, 2010
By: ColemanSpecial
from Minneapolis, MN
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"As luck would have it, I forgot my nymph box at home during one of my frequent excursions to the Beaverkill River in Roscoe, NY. Never used the flashback hare's ear before, but I figured I'd buy a couple to try out. I tie all my own flies, and had almost exclusively fished the more traditional hare's ear, so this was a big leap for me. It turned to be the only fly that garnered any fish for me that weekend. The extra flash seems to draw the attention of fish, especially in faster flowing, murky waters. I have now tied my own and have a steady grouping of them in my nymph box Next year, I'll be trying the difficult to tie Czech versions. This flashback hare's ear is a must for anyone's nymph box!"
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Review 6 for Flashback Hares Ear Nymph
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5 / 5
Great all-around fly,
September 21, 2009
By: bucky92
from Western PA
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"This fly is an excellent fly to use when there is any caddis or mayfly hatch. In the month of may when using this fly its not uncommon for your arm to get worn out. Also, be sure to order as many as possible as the FB Hare's ear will get abused rather quickly. On the swing, expect violent Tommy John Surgery inducing strikes."
Ratings-Only Reviews for Flashback Hares Ear Nymph
Based on the average of (7) ratings-only reviews
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5 / 5
Would recommend? Yes 7 out of 7