Ugly bug bodies
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.