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Mesilla Valley Flyfishers, Inc.

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Fly of the Month

Beaded Drowning Ant
February 2012

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  Hook: TMC 100 or 101 #12 to 18
Thread: Black Uni 8/0 or UTC 70
Abdomen: Red 11/0 glass bead (Czech or Japanese seed) and thread built up
Legs: grizzly or black hackle trimmed on
bottom (this helps it stay flat in the film)
Thorax: thread built
Optional: You can coat the thread on the
body with head cement or Sally Hansen Hard as Nails to keep the thread from fraying.

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