As Tim Flagler, of Tightline Productions, notes at the beginning of this video, there are many black-ant patterns out there. But after trying a bunch of them, Tim has settled on this simple, yet effective fly. Aside from being easy to see, this ant floats low in the water and offers a realistic silhouette. What more could you ask for in a terrestrial pattern?
Hook: Gateway D100 (or standard dry-fly hook), size 16.
Thread: Black, 8/0 or 70 denier.
Body: Wapsi Hi-Vis Soft Foam Ant Body, small.
Legs: Black hackle feather.
Adhesive: Head cement.
4 thoughts on “Video: How to Tie Tim’s Favorite Foam Ant”
What knot is used to tie onto the gateway hook?
The video on the homepage of the Gateway Hooks website shows how it is tied.
Thanks for share ! great and easy pattern
Good looking, simple ant pattern. I’ll be tying up a few of these for summer use. Thanks.