Cutter's Perfect Ant

Cutter's Perfect Ant

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Cutter's Perfect Ant
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Notes: Designed by Ralph Cutter, of Nevada City, CA. Ralph and Lisa Cutter were proprietors of California School of Flyfishing, now retired.
Ants provide a steady meal for trout throughout the Sierra. Wind will blow them into streams and small ponds. Our Sierran Ants are generally a large size so using a size 12-14 is the most common. The most common period to use this fly in the Sierra is June through September. Ralph's pattern is particularly usefull in that it utilizes Antron fibers for the dubbed body. The Antron will trap air bubbles giving the fly a silvery sheen. The use of deer hair provides a wingpost for the hackle but also provides additional floatation.

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