Foam Bettle

Ant, Beetle Tying Instructions

Ants and Beetles are a food available to trout the majority of the year.

Materials Needed for the Foam Ant:

DF1 or DF3 Lightning Strike dry fly hook
70 Denier Ultra Thread
Cylinder Foam
Dry fly hackle for legs
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Start the thread on the hook at the center of the hook shank. Tie the foam cylinder onto the center of the hook shank as shown above. Take a webby hackle and tie it in by its tip at the center of the foam cylinder. Make two or three turns of the hackle to form the legs of the fly. Trim off the excess hackle and whip finish.
PFK02 Tying Instruction 4
The fly is now complete.

Materials Needed for the Foam Beetle:

DF1 or DF3 Lightning Strike dry fly hook
70 Denier Ultra Thread
Cylinder Foam
Peacock Herl for legs
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Start the thread at the center of the hook shank. Tie in the cylinder by its tip, and wrap the thread back until it is opposite the barb. Tie in four or six strands of peacock herl. Twist the herl strands together to form a rope and wrap it forward to the thread. Tie them off and trim off the excess. Pull the foam cylinder up over the herl body and secure it with your thread. Trim the head to shape and whip finish.
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The finished fly is shown above.