Amy's Ant

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  • Hook: Dry Fly Size 8 to 12
  • Thread: 6/0 Brown
  • Underbody/Tail: Tan foam
  • Body: Olive crystal chenille
  • Hackle: Dyed brown grizzly
  • Legs: Round brown rubber legs
  • Overbody/Tail: Brown foam
  • Underwing: Green crystal flash
  • Overwing: Elk hair
  • Head: Peacock dubbing
  • Thorax: Brown foam
  • Indicator: Yellow foam
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Tie in a good base layer of thread.

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Tie in the foam under body to form a tail. Wrap thread forward, over foam, towards eyelet and then cut off excess foam leaving a small foam head.

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Tie in a good length of tinsel at the rear of the hook, which will be used to form the body later.

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Tie in the hackle at the rear of the hook. This will be used to hackle the body later.

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Wrap tinsel forward to form the body.

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Wrap hackle forward, over body, to palmer the fly.

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Tie in some brown foam to form the top tail. This will also be used as the over body on the fly.

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Tie in 2 rubber legs, on both sides of the hook, near the rear of the hook.

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Wrap thread forward and tie in the foam over body leaving room for a dubbed head.

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Tie in a crystal flash wing so its length extends just past the tail.

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Tie in some stacked elk hair to form a wing over the crystal flash. Both the crystal flash and elk hair should be the same length.

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Dub a large head on the fly.

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Pull brown foam back over dubbed head to form the thorax.

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Cut foam thorax to shape and add 2 more sets of rubber legs to front of fly.

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An optional yellow foam indicator can be added for enhanced visability.

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Whip finish and the fly is ready for some high floating, dry fly action.