How to Tie a Amy’s Ant: Fly Tying Video

Looks like an Ant right…well maybe not but that doesn’t seem to change the fact that under the right conditions fish will go wild for it. Created by Jack Dennis and named for his daughter this one is a go to attractor pattern during the summer months.

Quite a few materials make it a slight challenge to tie but when finished it looks great!

This is a great option when throwing hopper dropper rigs as it is very buoyant and will hold up some of your heavier dropper flies.

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Amy’s Ant Recipe:
Hook – Firehole Outdoors 718
Thread – Uni 6/0 Black
Underbody Abdomen – Cactus Chenielle Medium Red
Underbody Thorax – Superfine dubbing Red
Main Body – 2mm Foam Tan and Black
Flash – Krystal Flash Rainbow
Wing – Natural Elk Hair
Legs – Round Rubber Tan
High Vis Spot – McFlylon Polypost Cerise

Tools used to create this fly:
Vise – Griffin Montana Mongoose
Scissors – Dr. Slick Razor Scissors
Bobbin – Griffin Ceramic Bobbin
Whip Finish – Dr. Slick Brass Whip Finish

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Learn how to tie the Amy's Ant with video instructions!


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