Whitlock's Hare Jig |
By Jason Akl
Not many flies possess the versatility to consistently entice bass, pike and large rainbow trout into biting. These three species of fish along with many others have very special appetites, which for a few key reasons seem to include the Hare Jig.
From a construction stand point there really is not much too this fly-just a pair of weighted eyes, rubber legs and a few different colors of rabbit zonker strips. These flies can be fished successful in the surface film if stripped into the current, or deep near the bottom if allowed to sink for a sufficient amount of time. The Hare Jig is particularly productive when fished near sunken structure like trees or stumps where it can get a reaction from fish holding tight to this cover.
Tie this fly in sizes 4-8.