RTF'S Killer flying Ant [Archive] - Fly Fishing Forum

: RTF'S Killer flying Ant

09-08-2002, 10:09 AM
This is my second fly I have ever tied. the first one I tied was very similar to this one, but big bass ate it and snapped leader after going deep into the brush :(
Anyhow this fly should also catch bluegills too as did the first one.

Hook: Streamer
Body: Black foam tubing
Thread: 3/0 black
Wings: White saddle
Legs: Peacock barbs

09-08-2002, 10:11 AM
Pic # 2

09-08-2002, 10:24 AM
Great Job!

09-08-2002, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by striblue
Great Job!

Thanks !

I just got back from fishing and gave this new fly a try. Had 3 misses and caught one blue gill that inhaled it. The little legs where torn off and for some reason the dang fly wont float straight up :confused: It wants to lay on it's side. Got to experiment a little more with it so I can get it to float upright.

09-08-2002, 11:21 PM
For more durable legs try using pieces of rubber bands or spinner bait skirts.