Chernobyl Ant

Finished Chernobyl Ant

Finished Chernobyl Ant

I don’t know why I stopped tying this pattern years ago, but last week I was reminded, by a chunky small-mouth bass, just how effective it is.  Here is how I tie it:

Hook:  Mustad 9672 size 6
Thread: Size “A” rod wrapping thread, color to match bottom foam
Body: 1/8 ” foam, 2 colors, dark and light
Foam glue: Contact cement
Legs: Silicone bass skirt
Finishing glue:  Flexible cement of your choice (I use “booger glue”)

Glue 2 colors together

Glue 2 colors of 1/8″ foam together

Cut out the bodies

Cut out the bodies

Pinch foam at first tie-in

Pinch foam at first tie-in

Hold lLegs at first tie-in point

Hold lLegs at first tie-in point

Legs at first tie-in point

Legs at first tie-in point

Fold legs in half

Fold legs in half

Cut legs at halfway point

Cut legs at halfway point

Hold lLegs at first tie-in point

Hold lLegs at first tie-in point

Legs at first tie-in point

Legs at first tie-in point

Cut head off at this point

Cut head off at this point

3 thoughts on “Chernobyl Ant

    • I posted Martin’ “Miss Pinky” 🙂

      I have a sculpin pattern that I’ve been working on that I will share once I get comments back from my “editors.”

      Will that be “trout” enough?

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