Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 8 reviews
8 of 8 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
These ants are excellently crafted. They pass the eye test easily and I can't wait to try them out tomorrow. I'm certain they will catch fish.
Great ant pattern -
By: Ziggly from California
I was very excited when I saw this pattern on the Orvis website. I have used many other ant patterns in the past (foam and thread) and after a few catches, the fly gets destroyed by trout teeth. This fly should sit low in the water and last quite a long time. Looking forward to going out to my local mountain stream and catching some wild rainbows.
Great Terrestrial -
By: wildbill69 from Suburban Chicago
Always loved these hard body terrestrials.......think they are better than the tied-body ants.
Hard body ant is excellent -
By: JohnThomasMartin from Buckhead, Ga
The hard body ant is a stellar tailing fly for a "dry fly and dropper rig." It pairs well with a small blue winged olive. This fly on that rig gets a lot of action on the Chattahoochee. It is my "go to" fly for Jones Bridge Park near Dunwoody. As long as the fish are hitting in late summer and early fall the ant is going to rip lips.
When all else fails -
By: Wichitaaa from Durango, CO
When all else fails try this little brown ant in a size 16 and you'll be surprised at the consistent results!
Excellent and Useful -
By: Swearsy from Evart, MI
Another well built fly from Orvis. It's never a question of quality.
Another great fly -
By: FeatherFly from Northern California
Top 25 Contributor
As a lover of small stream fishing, terrestrials are an important part of my fly arsenal. I really like fishing this fly in streams with vegetation and brush along the banks that provide the trout with naturals of this fly. Personally I always use a 16, 18 or 20 and have had wonderful results. I've also had good success fishing this in stillwater lakes and ponds in heavily wooded areas. Great fly!
Hard Body -
If you're looking for a hard body ant, look no further. It is well made and looks great. With 10' of snow on the ground I haven't had a chance to try it out, but I know it will produce fish.