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Fur Ant

Fur Ant

Fly tying a Fur Ant

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Tie in a black rooster hackle just on front of the rear segment.

Step 3

Wrap the hackle about three or four turns and tie off. Clip the excess hackle.

Step 4

Make a thread base on the front end of the shank.

Step 5

Build another smaller ball of dubbing just in front of the hackle. Whip finish and clip the thread.

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

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