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/ ant / Foam / Marker / Red / swiss straw /
tied by Alex C.
Fly Type: Miscellaneous,
-swiss straw for the skin and for the front pair of wings
-mending tape for the rear wings
-japanese nymph legs for the rear and middle sets of legs
-several layers of micro thin foam layered and trimmed to form the head
-hackle for the spikes coming off the forearm
-wood duck flank for the antennae and for that thing that comes off the tip of the front legs
-stem wire for the front legs(jap legs too short)
-markers for color
-nail polish for color
Tying Instructions: Take two Daiichi 2220 hooks and bind them together
Form abdomen underbody
form segments on abdomen
Build and tie in rear and middle sets of legs
Form underbody for thorax
tie in skin for thorax
tie in rear set of wings
tie in front set of wings
build and tie head on
tie antennae on
build front arms and tie on
Presentation Tips: This fly is about 70mm-80mm long not including the front arms.
To learn more about tying realistic flies, go to the realistic tying forum here at flytyingforum.com
Other good sources of info are
Paul Whillock's book "Flies As Art"
Other Flies Tied by Alex C.
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