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Rust Furry Foam Ant
Robert Morger

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Rust Furry Foam Ant
Robert Morger

Hook: Dry fly hook 10 – 18
Thread: 8/0 Guidebrod coffee
Body: Thin cut strip of rust Furry Foam
Legs: Furnace hackle

Instructions:
Tie in thread near bend wrap to center of shank. Make a soft loop around furry foam piece, then tighten down make 2-3 more tight wraps of thread. Lift up front section of foam wrap thread in front of it, tie in tip of hackle then wrap thread forward to 1- 1-1/2 eye widths behind the eye. Wrap furnace hackle to the thread and tie off and trim. Pull foam down and tightly wrap of right behind the eye of the hook, whip finish and cement.

This fly is a good imitation of ants and small beetles that have found their way into the drink. Fish it dead drift close to the bank in streams and ponds.