How to Tie a Chernobyl Ant: Fly Tying Video

The Chernobyl Ant is where it all began. When closed cell foam hit the craft stores so did fly tyers looking for a new material to make large juicy dry flies. From there the development of the Chernobyl bugs has taken off and for good reason. This simple Chernobyl Ant may not look much like a bug to our fishing eyes, but to a subsurface trout it is meaty goodness! This is a great attractor fly all on its own or with a hefty dropper fly.

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Chernobyl Ant Recipe:
Hook – Tiemco 5262
Thread – Uni 6/0 Black
Body and High Vis Spots – 2mm Tyers Foam Black and Yellow
Legs – Round Rubber Black

Tools used to create this fly:
Vise – Griffin Montana Mongoose
Scissors – Loon Razors scissors
Bobbin – Dr. Slick Ceramic Bobbin
Whip Finish – Dr. Slick Brass Whip Finish
Body Cutter – River Roads Creation Chernobyl Body cutter small

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