Hook: TMC 5263 #4-12
Thread: 3/0 Monocord, black
Back: 3mm Black Foam and 2 mm Yellow Foam
Legs: Medium Round Rubber Legs
Hackle: Brown rooster saddle
Underbody: Olive Krystal Chenille
Chernobyl Ant Step 2
Cut a strip of each color foam that is about as wide as the hook gap. Notch the ends to a point as shown here.
Chernobyl Ant Step 4
Lay the yellow strip on top of the black foam overlapping the length on the back. Tie the yellow foam in place with several tight turns of thread.
Chernobyl Ant Step 5
Tie a single strand of rubber leg in on each side of the hook at the point where you tied the foam down.
Chernobyl Ant Step 6
Pull the foam back out of the way and tie in the butt end of a rooster saddle feather at the base of the foam.
Chernobyl Ant Step 8
Wrap the chenille forward to the eye of the hook and tie it off. Clip the excess.
Chernobyl Ant Step 9
Palmer the hackle heavily up the hook to the front and tie it off and clip the excess.
Chernobyl Ant Step 11
Fold the black foam forward over the body and tie it down behind the eye with a couple tight wraps of thread.
Chernobyl Ant Step 12
Fold the yellow foam over the top of the black and tie it down on top of the black foam.
Chernobyl Ant Step 14
Trim the foam on the front end of the fly straight across. Lift the front of the foam and whip finish the thread behind the eye.