Craven's Fur Ant Fly
January 19, 2016
Fur Ant Recipe
Hook: TMC 100 #12-24
Thread: 8/0 Black
Abdomen (Gaster): Black Superfine Dubbing
Hackle: Black Rooster Hackle
Thorax: Black Superfine Dubbing
Fur Ant Video:
Tying The Ant
Tying The Ant Step 1 of 5
Start the thread at the midpoint on the shank and make a thread base back to the bend. Dub an elongated oval shaped ball for the rear of the ant, being careful to keep this on the back end of the hook.
Tying The Ant Step 2 of 5
Tie in a black rooster hackle just on front of the rear segment.
Tying The Ant Step 3 of 5
Wrap the hackle about three or four turns and tie off. Clip the excess hackle.
Tying The Ant Step 4 of 5
Make a thread base on the front end of the shank.
Tying The Ant Step 5 of 5
Build another smaller ball of dubbing just in front of the hackle. Whip finish and clip the thread.