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Old 07-05-2012, 03:15 PM
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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.

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Old 07-05-2012, 08:25 PM
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here is a couple of floaters and sinkers. David appreciate the chance to share and learn.

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Old 07-07-2012, 07:23 PM
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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!
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:05 PM
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WOW. That is an ant! How long to tie it? Will it float? Waay cool man,
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:47 PM
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Yep. That's an ant! 'Nuf said.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:15 PM
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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.
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