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Pattern Amy's Ant
Amy's Ant
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Category Terrestrials
Entered Mon, 07 Jul 2008
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Hook: TMC 5262 or 5263 #6-12.................... Thread: 3/0 tan or brown Monocord.................. Underbody: 2mm Tan Fly Foam.................... Overbody: 2mm Tan or Rust Fly Foam................. Legs: Medium Brown round rubber legs.................... Hackle: Brown rooster neck or saddle, trimmed short.................................... Body: Olive Krystal Chenille............................. Underwing: Rainbow Krystal Flash................. Overwing: Cow or Yearling Elk Hair.................. Thorax: Bronze Arizona Synthetic peacock Dubbing
Pattern Description
Amy's Ant comes from the vise of the illustrious Jack Dennis and is named after his daughter. This fly is a foam laden, rubber-legged creepy crawly bug and has come on strong as a Guide's favorite in Cheesman Canyon lately. While this fly is about the last thing us old time Cheesman veterans would think to throw up there, it seems that the AA has been pulling fish up quite regularly. Keeping an open mind can be a good thing! This fly is a little complicated but really doesn't require anything in the way of special tying skills. Just keep an eye on the proportions and you should be fine. Go tie!