Fur Ant Fly Fisherman - February 13, 2012 Fly tying a Fur AntStep 1Start 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 2Tie in a black rooster hackle just on front of the rear segment.Step 3Wrap the hackle about three or four turns and tie off. Clip the excess hackle.Step 4Make a thread base on the front end of the shank.Step 5Build another smaller ball of dubbing just in front of the hackle. Whip finish and clip the thread.Fur AntRecipe: Hook: TMC 100 #12-24 Thread: 8/0 Black Abdomen (Gaster): Black Superfine Dubbing Hackle: Black Rooster Hackle Thorax: Black Superfine Dubbing Get Your Fish On. Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.