Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Featured Fly - Lite Brite Ant

Here is a ant pattern that I came up with after having a conversation with a customer a few weeks back. Yup thats right a few weeks back, sorry for the delay, and lack of posting. This is an awesome little, or big ant pattern, it floats high and seems to get the trouts attention nicely.

Hook: TMC 100 sz. 12-18
Thread: UNI Thread - Color to Match Dubbing 
Body: Ice Dub - Black, Copper, Red
Flash: Flashabou Accent - Pearl or Opal
Under Wing: Web Wing - Brown or Grey
Wing: CDC - Natural Brown or Med Dun 

Step 1: Make a thread base.

Step 2: Make a small dubbing ball, then wrap the thread forward. This will make the middle of the fly.

Step 3: Choose about 6 strands of flash and tie in. Leaving about a 1/4 of the hook open.

Step 4: Next get your web wing out and cut a small rectangle, about the length of the hook shank. trim the edges to make a tapered wing.

Step 5: Tie in the wing, just over the flash.

Step 6: Strip and stack one cdc feather. Tie it in and trim excess off.

Step 7: Make another dubbing ball, this will form the head.

Step 8: Whip finish and start piling them up.

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