When we were out in Idaho a couple of weeks ago, this was one of the hot flies on the Henry's Fork. So when we returned home, Tim Flagler - Tightline Productions, suggested we make a video on tying this fly. The fly is fairly simple to tie, and can be tied in black or cinnamon (see photos below) to imitate any number of flying ants found throughout North America. This is the time of the year they are abundant, and we recommend you carry them and be prepared to fish them right into October.
Hook: Dry fly #14-18
Thread: 6/0 Danville Olive (Use whatever thread you prefer)
Abdomen: Wapsi Sow/Scud dubbing
Legs: Pearlescent copper krystal flash
Wing: Dun zelon
Head: Rusty brown Australian Opossum
Here is the same fly tied in black, and also cinnamon, using EP Trigger fibers for the wing.
Sharpen your hooks!