The Cinnamon Ant has actually long been among my “go-to” patterns, from May through September, so I was thrilled to see that Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions included the fly in this week’s video. As normal, Tim’s variation of the fly is much better than mine, although can you think how ungracefully he cuts that wing product? (/ snark) Likewise as normal, Tim reveals you the very best method to handle the products, making the connecting procedure both easy and sophisticated. The resulting pattern will drift well, is simple to see, and will definitely bring trout to the surface area.
Cinnamon Flying Ant
Hook: Basic dry-fly hook (here, a Dai-Riki # 305), size 18.
Thread: Scorched Orange, 8/0 or 70-denier.
Body: Orange round soft foam, size little.
Wing: White polypropylene yarn.
Legs: Brown hackle, cut on the bottom.
Note: You can color the underside of the body with brown marker.