Chernobyl Ant

Chernobyl Ant

Fly tying the Chernobyl Ant.

Step 1

Start the thread behind the eye and wrap back to the bend of the hook.

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.

Step 3

Lay the black foam on the hook and ti it in place at the bend of the hook.

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.

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.

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.

Step 7

Tie in a length of krystal chenille e at the base of the foam.

Step 8

Wrap the chenille forward to the eye of the hook and tie it off. Clip the excess.

Step 9

Palmer the hackle heavily up the hook to the front and tie it off and clip the excess.

Step 10

Trim the hackle fibers short all along the body.

Step 13

Tie a rubber leg in on each side of the fly at the front.

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.

Step 15

Trim the legs to length.

Chernobyl Ant

Recipe: 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

Step 11

Fold the black foam forward over the body and tie it down behind the eye with a couple tight wraps of thread.

Step 12

Fold the yellow foam over the top of the black and tie it down on top of the black foam.

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