Sunday, March 14, 2010

Flying Ant - Balkan Style

The tie:
#21 TMC 103BL Hook
Benecchi thread Red
a touch of Lacquer
UNI 8/0 thread Black
One CDC puff

I have long watched the epoxy style ants that are tied by Balkan fly tiers with awe. Only recently I felt strong enough to give them a shot myself, this is what came out of it.

So it is with a deep nod that I raise a glass towards the banks of the fabled river Astraeus :)


  1. Hi,

    That's another great fly for chub:

    You can use less foam and it sinks a bit. It catches bigger fish :-)


  2. Thanks Plamen,

    the ant flies are rather underestimated over here - but they sure do work! They may be small in size, but to grayling they are great delicacy :)