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Monday, December 1, 2014

Chernobyl Ant

Great attractor pattern to be fished in the late spring and early summer with a trailer. Try either a midge dropper or midge dry trailer on a 5-7 x tippet. Look also to YouTube for good tying instructions. Multiple colors are good too.
1-Attach dark thread at bend.

2-Flash for tail the width of bend.

3-Purple dubbing w/ flash for body.

4-Two (2) mm white foam as shown.

5-White rubber legs as shown. Dubbing over foam.

6-White Antron wing as shown to tail.

7-Add midsection dubbing.

9-Slightly more dubbing to eye
and tie off.
8-More Antron wing to tail.
Legs and dubbing as shown.

10-Underside of finished fly.
This is a great springtime fly for western rivers particularly in the late spring and early summer. I find it very effective, sometimes with a midge dropper on rivers such as the Kootenai and Coeur d'Alene for cutthroat and cutbows.

Give it a try. Some wonderful Idaho fly fishing awaits all who are willing to make the trip. Try professional guides like Randy Dingman--he will really put you on the fish.

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Tags:  Coeur d'Alene (North Fork)
     Flathead River System - Montana
     Grande Ronde River - Idaho
Kootenai River - Idaho / Montana

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