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Flies from 2004

May 2004: Black Ant

Black Ant
Black Ant
Hook: 14 - 18
Thorax: Black hackle
Body: Black thread
Wing: Small hen feather
Abdomen: Black thread
The fly featured this month is the "Black Ant".

May 2004 has been quite mild with only a few frosts and only a couple of millimetres of rain recorded to date. With the warmer days, there have been good hatches late afternoon. Many different patterns have worked but the Fly that has had the most success was the small olive green nymph. The Black Ant and small Brown Beetle (see March 2004 Fly of the Month) also worked well.


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