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Hi-Vis Parachute Ant

Original price was: £2.22.Current price is: £1.78.

The Hi-Vis Parachute Ant is a standout fly pattern with its prominent parachute wing post, high contrast colors, and foam abdomen, mimicking the appearance of natural ants. It can be fished both as a dry fly on the surface or as part of a dry-dropper rig, targeting areas with overhanging vegetation or along grassy banks where ants are likely to fall into the water. Its effectiveness extends to various water types, including streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds, making it a versatile choice for summer and early fall fishing. When casting, anglers should focus on accuracy and precision, utilizing techniques like the reach cast or slack line cast to achieve a drag-free drift and entice strikes from selective fish. It comes in three variations: Black with Orange Butt, Orange with Black Stripes, and Black, and hooks #16, 18, and #20. See the description below for more fishing techniques.

 

SKU: 100-030103 Categories: , Tag:

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Hi-Vis Parachute Ant - Black with Orange Butt
100-030103H16-01Black with Orange ButtHook #16 Original price was: £2.22.Current price is: £1.78.
Hi-Vis Parachute Ant - Black with Orange Butt
100-030103H18-01Black with Orange ButtHook #18 Original price was: £2.22.Current price is: £1.78.
Hi-Vis Parachute Ant - Black with Orange Butt
100-030103H20-01Black with Orange ButtHook #20 Original price was: £2.22.Current price is: £1.78.
Hi-Vis Parachute Ant - Orange with Black Stripes
100-030103H16-02Orange with Black StripesHook #16 Original price was: £2.22.Current price is: £1.78.
Hi-Vis Parachute Ant - Orange with Black Stripes
100-030103H18-02Orange with Black StripesHook #18 Original price was: £2.22.Current price is: £1.78.
Hi-Vis Parachute Ant - Orange with Black Stripes
100-030103H20-02Orange with Black StripesHook #20 Original price was: £2.22.Current price is: £1.78.
Hi-Vis Parachute Ant - Black
100-030103H18-03BlackHook #18 Original price was: £2.22.Current price is: £1.78.
Hi-Vis Parachute Ant - Black
100-030103H16-03BlackHook #16 Original price was: £2.22.Current price is: £1.78.
Hi-Vis Parachute Ant - Black
100-030103H20-03BlackHook #20 Original price was: £2.22.Current price is: £1.78.

Hi-Vis Parachute Ant

The Hi-Visibility Parachute Ant is a standout pattern in any angler’s fly box, known for its distinct appearance and effectiveness on the water. The big parachute wings, combined with high-contrast colors, provide excellent visibility on the water, making it easy for anglers to track and detect strikes. Its body mimics the silhouette of a natural ant, while the parachute-style hackle adds buoyancy and stability.

Presentation Technique: This fly can be fished in various ways, including as a dry fly on the surface or as part of a dry-dropper rig. When fishing it solo, target areas where ants are likely to fall into the water, such as overhanging vegetation, banks, or even wind-blown terrestrial insects. Use a gentle casting technique to ensure a delicate presentation, allowing the fly to land softly on the water’s surface.

Where to Use It: The Hi-Visibility Parachute Ant is highly effective on both still waters and moving water environments. It excels during the warmer months when terrestrial insects like ants are abundant and can be found near water sources. Use it on streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds, particularly in areas with overhanging vegetation, fallen trees, or along grassy banks.

Casting Technique: When casting this fly, aim for accuracy and precision, particularly when targeting specific feeding lanes or structures where fish are likely to be holding. Utilize a reach cast or slack line cast to achieve a drag-free drift, ensuring a natural presentation that entices fish to strike.

Overall, the Hi-Visibility Parachute Ant is a must-have pattern for fly anglers seeking to capitalize on terrestrial insect activity and fool selective fish. Its high visibility, realistic appearance, and versatility make it a go-to choice for summer and early fall fishing excursions.

This pattern comes in three variations: Black with Orange Butt, Orange with Black Stripes, and Black, and hooks #16, 18, and #20.

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