Published Nov 13. 2023 - 3 weeks ago
Updated or edited Nov 15. 2023

Foam Ant

Here we will be tying a Foam Ant by myself. Many people have tied the same or similar pattern. The Foam Ant is a great option for fishing in both streams, rivers and lakes. The fly catches both brown trout and arctic char. The Foam Ant is simple to tie and totally worth keeping a few in your box when you go fishing. It's really effective pattern in running water when you get a good drift on it.

Author: Ívar Örn Hauksson.
Hook: Ahrex FW500 #12
Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk 50D black.
Body: 2-3 strands peacock hearl.
Hackle: 1st class black rooster saddle.
Back: Semperfli Foam black (Craft store foam works good too).
Head: Zap-A-Gap.

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