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Brian Shaffer
Brian Shaffer

Leggy Foam Ant (Sz 16)

I started tying this pattern some time ago. To me it is all about the legs.

Bill Skilton makes the legs. Ant / Beetle legs. I use the Reg size in black, brown, or green.

Just yesterday I added the little yellow dot. Make sure to glue the top and bottom to hold the legs.

I use Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails.

Recipe :

Hook - sz 16 TMC 100SPBL

Thread - black or brown or red 8/0

Body - cylinder foam in black or brown to match size of ants

Legs - Skilton's Ant / Beetle legs, Reg size in black, brown or green

Optional yellow dot - yellow foam sliced thin and glued to top

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Second one looks more spider-ish to me.

Would you mind explaining a bit on how you attached the legs? and also how many wraps on the body?

I'm pretty new to tying and it generally has to be explained to me like a 6-yr old at this point.

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I use figure 8 wraps to bind the legs down.

Trial and error.... the fish like them either way.

this pattern is easy peasy... do not over complicate it.

thread - foam - legs.. voila!

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