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For Fly Tying Friday this week Jack Reis is twisting up one of my favorite flies on the planet, Amy’s Ant. Amy has always been a good friend of mine. She can imitate a large Stone or Hopper and floats like a boat when supporting some nymphs below her. I prefer my Amy’s large and buoyant. This is my go to dry fly in my dry dropper set ups. Show us what Amy is made out of Jack!
“Despite the snow storms we’ve been having in Colorado, it looks like winter is finally being chased away by warmer temps. To celebrate the coming spring, were going to be tying up my favorite point fly, Amy’s Ant. Originally tied by Jack Dennis, out of Jackson Hole, this attractor dry is about as versatile as it gets. By changing up size and color, this fly can be fished from the Patagonia to Alaska. My favorite way to fish this fly is with a second, natural dry off the back, but it works equally well with a small dropper. If you’re looking for a nice introduction into the world of attractor dry flies and want to tie something that will be extremely successful on your local trout waters, this is the fly for you.”
- Hook: TMC 5262 – sz. 6-14
- Thread: UTC 140 – Olive
- Body: 2mm Foam – Tan/Black, Ice Dub – UV Light Olive, Saddle Hackle – Brown
- Thorax: Ice Dub – UV Light Olive
- Wing: Krystal Flash – Pearl, Elk Hair – Natural
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