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Ants That Fly

It's that time of the season where terrestrial insect patterns begin to play a significant role in our fishing. Ant patterns are a big part of my fishing, and it's hard to go wrong with tying one on even when other insects are showing on the water. Swarms of flying ants are an unpredictable event, and when it happens you need to be ready for that by having a few imitations in your fly box. In my own experience trout show the single-mindedness of teenage boys when flying ants land on the water, and if you don't have a good fly you might as well quit casting and tuck your rod under your arm or head home and tie a few. Till next time ...


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