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Hair-Legged Black Fur Ant
Bruce Whittle

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Materials

Hook:

TMC 100 size 18

Thread:

black 6/0

Rear and fore ant humps:

black Hareline dubbing spun lightly on thread

Legs:

4 moose hairs

Instructions:

1. Start thread on rear of hook. Spin a very small amount of black

dubbing onto thread and wrap into a distinctly round hump taking up only

rear 1/4 of hook shank to make abdomen.

2. Wrap thread to middle of hook shank. Mount 4 moose hairs with some

figure-8 wraps around their centers to form legs to each side being careful

not to build up too much bulk. Trim legs to length on either side.

3. Wrap thread almost to front 1/4 of hook shank and dub another round

hump of fur for the thorax.

4. Whip finish.

Note: If you want to be more anatomically correct, only use 3 moose hairs

to make 6 legs. I'm a veterinarian and I KNOW that insects only have 6

legs but I prefer my ant flies to have 8 for good measure!