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Fishing Flies: The Gold-Ribbed Hare's Ear

Posted on March 16 2007

“The concept of exact imitation eventually caused Halford to abandon the Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear dry fly. He loved its effectiveness, but it worked with too many different hatches, therefore it wasn’t an exact imitation. Using the GRHE just wasn’t up to his high standards of sportsmanship.” Some interesting history here surrounding one of the most popular “early” dry flies, the GRHE, which in the beginning of the 20th century served the same varied purposes as the Adams does today. George Grant on

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