Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Fire Ant
Tied By Scott Howell

Fire Ant, Tied By Scott Howell
Name Fire Ant
Category Steelhead
Hook Alec Jackson Spey (Daiichi #2051) Sizes #5 through #1.5
Tip/Tag Fine Silver Oval Tinsel and Pearl Holographic Mylar Tinsel
Tail Red-dyed Golden Pheasant Crest
Butt Peacock Herl
Body 1/2 Benecchi's Orange Iridescent Thread, 1/2 HareLine Red Steelhead & Salmon Dubbin or HareLine Red STS Trilobal Dub
Rib Small Oval Silver Tinsel (4 turns over Dubbing)
CollarSparse Orange Hen Hackle under Claret Hen Hackle
WingNatural Fox Squirrel Tail accented with Spirit River Black Hills Gold Lite-Brite
HeadDanville no-wax 6/0 Black Flymaster Thread

"Fire Ant", a beautifully tied variation of the "Red Ant" was tied by regular contributing fly tyer Scott Howell. You can see more of Scott Howell's flies at The Flies of Scott Howell. See his notes about this fly below.

Scotty's Notes: This is a brighter variation of Mike Kennedy's 'Red Ant'. While the 'Ant' gained fame on Oregon's Rogue river, it is still a great choice for any low water conditions.