Skilton's is a popular foam ant fly, bouyant and easy to see.

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The Story

This fly is a very simple foam ant pattern with a white head for easy visibility. Foam body is durable and stays on top. A good foam ant fly pattern for any time of the year on any river where ants are in the water.

Sizes: 14, 16, 18, 20.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for trout The Skilton's ant was a highly efficient fly. I used it at Bear Creek in CO. I used a double dropper with a prince nymph and the ant. The ant is what I got the trout. The only thing they could do to improve it is to make a little more durable. My second time using it the hook came out of the fly. For the most part I would recommend this fly to everyone trying to catch trout.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Fly I've declared 2018 the year of the dry fly. No better fly to roll cast than an Orvis quick sight any. Being foam you don't have to dry them, just keep casting
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features Looking forward to trying these this summer. Hope I can see them.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the ant Reasonably easy to tie on, as some ants are very difficult to affix since the ant body covers the hookeye. The fly was still intact after being attacked several times by some ravenous brown trout !
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Questionable Quality The Skilton Quick Site Ant I purchased was of borderline quality. Past purchases of Ants have been fine.
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very effective This ant is the most effective ant I have used. However the profit margin to Orvis is obscene :)
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best fly ever! works for bass and mountain trout equally well. holds up well after many fish. I have stopped using other flies entirely
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Prefer the cinnamon color Simple yet effective pattern. Have had better results with the cinnamon. The quality of tie has slipped some with hackle coming off easier. Still a go to pattern for me when I don't have time as a guide to tie them and they are on sale.
Date published: 2015-04-24
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