How to: Black and Cinnamon Flying Ant

Materials List:

  • Hook: TMC 100 #12 to #18
  • Thread: 6/0 Uni Red
  • Body Rear: Chestnut antron Dubbing
  • Body Front: Ginger variant antron dubbing
  • Wing: White para post
  • Hackle: Grizzly dyed brown


This is one of my favorite ant patterns. In later August and early September, we get flying ants on the area lakes and rivers. The fish love them, some of the best fishing I have ever had was on the Madison river when swarms of flying ants land on the water. I tie them in three colors; black, cinnamon, and two-tone combo chestnut/ginger.