My next experiment is tying an ant pattern. This pattern is really simple and it only takes a few minutes to tie.
Hook: 12-18 wetfly/16-20 dryfly
Thread: 6/0 black
Black hackle feather for feet
Lead to make it heavier (optional)
How I tie the fly
Start by creating the back hump of the ant and then add the hackle feather. Lastly tie the front hump. Use clear head cement to coat the entire body.
If you want to make it heavier then start with the lead and shape it so it is hidden under the humps.
You could also tie it as a dryfly but remember not to use lead 🙂