The gold ribbed hares ear is a classic general purpose fishing fly. This is a must have fly pattern for all anglers on both river and still water. As a trout fly it does a wonderful imitation of all the major upwing nymphs and is especially good at imitating the yellow may. On the river it is lethal when fished up stream and lifted or tweaked when in the range of a feeding fish. On still waters it can be fished on any kind of line. We have found this version very effective at catching fish feeding just below the surface.