Published Jan 22. 2021 - 2 years ago
Updated or edited Jan 23. 2021

Simple Ant dry fly

Ant patterns can be one of the most effective patterns during the right times of year. When you start seeing flying ants floating in the water, you should really throw these. This is a simple and easy flying ant dry fly that works well. Its quick enough to tie many quickly, and you can fill your box with a number of different sizes of this pattern. Its also very durable.

As stated, you should really check out Risen fly. Go to to check out their site. They have great prices on rods and reels and also fly tying materials like hooks and beads. Best of all you get a discount with my code. Type in McFly at checkout for an additional 15% off of their already amazing prices.

Here is a list of the materials I used on this fly.
Hook: Risen barbless dry fly -
Thread: Veevus 16/0 in Black -
Dubbing: Antron in Black -
Wing: Z-Lon White -
Hackle: Whiting Grizzly Dry Fly Saddle Hackle -
Head Cement: Loon Water Based Head Cement -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Scissors: Dr. Slick all purpose -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
Hair Stacker: Griffin regular stacker -

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