The Colored Head Hare's Ear Nymph is an older fly pattern that imitates a variety of aquatic life including scuds, sowbugs, mayfly nymphs and caddis larvae. The Hare's Ear Nymph will attract fish even when there is no hatch on that day. The texture and color of the natural materials, such as gamecock soft hackle, tinsel ribbing and cock pheasant tail, convey a buggy outline of a natural fly.
Using a euro nymphing rig setup is one of the many ways to fish with the Hare's Ear Nymph on rivers and streams. When on lakes and ponds, try a stripping/streamer setup. Use a Woolly Bugger or leach as your lead fly. Then use 2 to 4 feet of tippet in between the Woolly Bugger and Hare's Ear. Try to keep the striping a bit slower, so it gives your nymphing rig time to sink. Use a weighted streamer line instead of your normal floating line to help you get your flies to a deeper depth.