Realistic Big Black Flying Ant

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

US$2.98

  • NEW at Frosty!
  • Realistic Big Black Flying Ant – an authentic replica of the real insect!
  • Segmented body with ribbed abdomen, three pairs of flexible legs and a pair of transparent, life-like wings.
  • Light and floatable, when in water it emulates the real flying ant.
  • One of the most effective patterns for summer months – a large meal no trout will pass.
  • Comes in hook sizes #10 and #12.
  • 1 fly.

See Description tab below for more information on this fly and some fly fishing tips.

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SKU: 100-031033 Category: Tag:
Photo Details Price QTY
Realistic Big Black Flying Ant Size: Hook #10
SKU: 100-031033H10-01
US$2.98
Realistic Big Black Flying Ant Size: Hook #12
SKU: 100-031033H12-01
US$2.98

Description

Realistic Big Black Flying Ant

Realistic Big Black Flying Ant is an authentic replica of the real insect featuring the segmented body with ribbed abdomen, three pairs of flexible legs and a pair of transparent, life-like wings. This pattern is light and floatable, when in water it emulates the real insect. This is one of the most effective patterns for summer months and will produce some killer strikes – a large meal no trout will pass.

Fly Fishing Flying Ant Pattern

Flying ants are the reproductive male and female ants. Ants are most active from May to September, but this pattern ca effectively be used from April through October or November. Flying ant patterns are definitely more effective then ones without wings, one reason being their size. While smaller sizes are a better choice for slow moving, clear waters, when it comes to fast, choppy water, larger sizes are most effective.

Fly Fishing Terrestrial Flies

Terrestrial insects are land-bred. Some of the species of terrestrials include: hoppers (grasshoppers), ants, beetles, bees, crickets, etc.

Terrestrials are one of the essential food sources for trout and other game fish during summer months. Hot summer months are when the aquatic insects become sparse, the trout is the most active and grows the fastest. This is when terrestrials become their most important food source as a rich source of protein. A terrestrial falling into the water is a great and nutritious meal for fish as these insects are usually bulkier and heavier than aquatic insects and they provide a large calorie intake when the trout need it most.

Terrestrial fly patterns are effective from May till October, and sometimes even into the November.

As terrestrials are most active and most likely to fall in the river during the day, the best time to fish these fly patterns is anytime from late morning all the way through the evening. Windy days are best as the wind ‘pushes’ them to the water. Optimal locations to present terrestrial patterns is along cut banks, grassy shorelines or under big trees – places where fish wait for them – easy meals just dropping in. As these insects will eventually be pulled further into the river – midstream can also be a good place to present your fly.

On smaller streams fish are depending mostly on terrestrials as their food source. Small waters don’t have the high-energy riffles where the aquatic insects spend much of their lifecycles. For fishing small streams – terrestrials are a must.

Being it mid-summer, early fall, or the midst of spring – fishing terrestrial fly patterns can provide top dry-fly action!

Additional information

Weight 0.003 kg
Dimensions 2 x 2 x 1.6 cm
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Brand

Frosty Fly

1 review for Realistic Big Black Flying Ant

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ethan

    I’ve used this fly countless times and absolutely love it. it site great on the water and after drowning it countless times it still floats great and true. also it’s been a great confidence fly that i thrown on during difficult days and always produces some great fish.

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