About the Flying Ant Trout Flies Fly
My creation could be mistaken for the real fly ant. I fished it at Gubu during a flying termite hatching where they were lying thick on the water and had been windblown in lanes along the bank roughly 15 to 20 feet out. The trout were feeding in a frenzy. When I put this ant on, I had immediate success. Most of the fish caught were large, taking lots of line and jumping a number of times.
The flying ant is popular in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Mine is a good floating fly and very realistic,but to be honest I think it caught more fishermen than it did trout in Zimbabwe.
Creator of this trout flies fly: Harry Stewart
Tier of this trout flies fly: Harry Stewart
Country of origin for this trout flies fly: South Africa
This trout flies fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Still Water fish
- Hook : Size 12.
- Thread : Black.
- Body : Kapok with brown rib.
- Wings : Cock hackles grey/brown.
- Hackle : Rhode Island Red.
The grey/brown wings tied flat on top protrude another hook length behind. I then tie the red hackle in front of the wing.
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