Ugly bug bod­ies

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - TACKLE -

Ve­niard Ul­tra Ant bod­ies have pre-formed front and rear ab­domens, joined by a thin­ner sec­tion used to at­tach to the hook. These 10mm bod­ies, made from black or brown foam, are best used on small hooks. We sug­gest a size 16 or 18 dry-fly model. Bind to a hook on top of a bed of thread, adding fine strag­gly string or dub­bing for legs and sparkle, with a “sighter” post to aid vis­i­bil­ity. Be care­ful not to cut the foam if us­ing fine, ul­tra-strong thread. This is a very quick and easy way to make buoy­ant ant pat­terns for high­sum­mer river fish­ing. Each pack con­tains ten bod­ies.

A size 16 ant pat­tern – less than two min­utes in the mak­ing.

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