Library Step by Step Transpar-Ant


All kinds of ants are spread throughout the whole world due to their adaptation skills. This is why fly-fishermen have to take into account that ants are a part of the fish´s diet. We can see this because catalogues always have ant imitations, both dry and wet patterns.Although ants are terrestrial View more...
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List of materials
MaterialsHook: Mustad 9671 – TMC 3761 or 3769 (or similar), sizes #12 to 18Abdomen: red thread, UNI 8/0Head: black thread, UNI 8/0Abdomen and Head: 5-minute epoxy coatingHackle: black rooster feather

Step 1

Shape the ant abdomen by wrapping the red thread until the desired silhouette is achieved

Fly tying - Transpar-Ant - Step 1

Step 2

Shape the head with black thread leaving some space between the head and the abdomen, where the legs will be located

Fly tying - Transpar-Ant - Step 2

Step 3

Cover the abdomen and the head with a fine layer of epoxy without invading the space that separates both

Fly tying - Transpar-Ant - Step 3

Step 4

Once the epoxy is dry, tie a rooster feather between the abdomen and the head

Fly tying - Transpar-Ant - Step 4

Step 5

Wrap the feather (just a couple of turns), set it firmly with thread, trim and cement

Fly tying - Transpar-Ant - Step 5


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Martin Ruiz

Martin Ruiz

Guide, Fly Tying instructor, Casting instructor - Argentina