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Thread: Tying Challenge: Week 3

  1. #11
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    Default Foam Ant Variants

    I like more impressionistic flies.
    Hook: #14 TMC 100
    Thread: Black 6/0 UNI-thread
    Body: Midge Diamond Braid (Red, Black or Chartreuse) covered by 2mm Black Foam
    Hackle: Brown or Black
    Overwing/Indicator: Since I'm blind I usually tie in a small piece of white or yellow foam so I can see the fly on the water.


    "Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble if he kept his mouth shut."

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    here is a couple of floaters and sinkers. David appreciate the chance to share and learn.

    "never let a day go by without telling the CHILDREN how special they are"

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    This time of year ants are so well liked that I carry a small box with nothing but 5 or 6 ant patterns. I carry foam ones, dubbed ones, hard bodied ones, and winged ones in a couple different colors and sizes. This is a new pattern I found when I was tying up some ants for my son to take to WY on his NOLS course next week.

    Hook: 102y sz13 (yes they come in odd sizes)
    Thread: Uni 8/0
    Body: Coated with Clear Cure Goo
    Legs & Scapes: Leg Stuff from Flycraft/ it's Black polypropylene monfilament. I think lacquer coated thread would work just as well


    *clean your tying area before using Clear Goo! Every little speck of dust and fiber will stick too it!
    Last edited by flyman; 07-07-2012 at 07:32 PM. Reason: 42
    "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
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    WOW. That is an ant! How long to tie it? Will it float? Waay cool man,
    You can't stay dry and one temperature all your life! ROB

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    Yep. That's an ant! 'Nuf said.
    Lee

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    Not really all that hard to tie. It takes about 10 minutes to tie the fly and apply the first coat of clear goo. Then a couple of minutes to dry the clear goo, and another couple to apply the 2nd clear coat and even it out. I'm not a real fast tier anyway, most flies take me about 10 minutes to tie. I think if I tied a couple dozen I could speed up the process, but I tie to relax. I'm not in a hurry or tying to try and make money.
    Last edited by flyman; 07-15-2012 at 10:31 PM. Reason: 42
    "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
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