Published Aug 24. 2018 - 2 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 28. 2018

Chernobyl Ant

So the chernobyl ant doesn't really look like an ant. I guess its closer to maybe a hopper imitation? Even that is very suggestive. However this fly seems to produce very well, especially when trout are actively feeding on large terrestrials in the mid to late summer. Not only is this a good trout fly, but it is a great bluegill, panfish fly and bass fly as well. It floats amazingly, and is one of the best indicator type flies out there. By indicator fly, I mean a fly that is large, and able to be seen, that you can use to float a nymph, or see when a small dry fly is taken.

So they seem difficult to tie, and for the first dozen or so, you will think its tough. It will take a while to tie your first few, but once you get into a rhythm of tying these, you can crank them out quite quickly. And, the color combination is pretty much endless, with many different colors of foam and rubber legs. Also this fly does well tied in a wide range of sizes as well.

So as usual I am listing all the materials used on this fly below, with links to the fly artist where I have partnered with to provide you with a discount. Type in McFlySubs at checkout for your discount.

Hook: Daiichi 1280 in size 14
Dubbing: Antron dubbing in orange gold
Foam: 2mm foam in gold, olive, and orange
Legs: grizzly barred rubber legs
Cement: Hard as Hull


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