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Ants, gotta love'em

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"using a button for a head" Great idea! Thinking of a carp fly with a small button head. Stand by to be amazed. BTW, isn't there a Dahlburg Diver that uses a slanted head to dive like a crankbait?

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Great post.  I tie a few different ant patterns, but rarely seem to use them.  Guess I'll make a point of doing so a little more frequently this summer.

Here are the two main styles I stick with:

Paracute Dry

parachute-ant-resize.jpg

UV Resin Sunken Ant

sunken-ant.jpg

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22 hours ago, Chris_in_Louisiana said:

Great post.  I tie a few different ant patterns, but rarely seem to use them.  Guess I'll make a point of doing so a little more frequently this summer.

Here are the two main styles I stick with:

Paracute Dry

parachute-ant-resize.jpg

UV Resin Sunken Ant

sunken-ant.jpg

Sizes?

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6 hours ago, Baron said:

Sizes?

The UV resin is on a size 16 jig hook.  The parachute is a #18, though I tie them on a #16 and #20 as well.  Admittedly haven't caught much beyond bluegill on them.  Possibly a few brook trout on the parachute over the years in memory serves, but I just don't seem to use them all that frequently.

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I really only fish underwater stump fields for Gills and they work well, off and on. I had 2 or three nice strikes in Flaming gorge, Green River last year on cinnamon ants. I find Ants handy but I only just began tying them. 

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