How to: Cinnamon Parachute Ant

Materials List:

  • Hook: TMC 100 #12 to #18
  • Thread: 6/0 Uni Red
  • Body: Ginger variant antron dubbing
  • Wing: White para post
  • Hackle: Brown


Ants are hard to see, so tying them as a parachute pattern makes them easy to see. I tie this pattern in black, cinnamon/black, and cinnamon. The cinnamon color is especially effective when the honey-colored flying ants are landing on the water. We see these starting in mid-August. The cutthroats in the northeast corner of Yellowstone park like this fly.