In the spring, in the middle of the summer, and even in the autumn. You can get fantastic fishing on flying ants. The different species swarm at different times during the season. So having some of them in the fly box can be the saving. 

This pattern is one of the big ones, you`ll see them in may

Hook : Mustad C49s #12

Tying Thread : Semperfli Classic Waxed thread 12/0, Black

Back Body : Hares Blend Dubbing, Black - Foam, Black

Wing : Hackletippets, Badger

Forward Body : Hares Blend Dubbing, Black - Foam, Black

Legs : Deer Hair, Black

Well fishing pattern. The issue is the deer hair you spread with the foam as legs. Change size and colors and you have a pattern who fits almost them all

See an SBS on a similar pattern here : SBS Foam Ant with deer hair legs

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