Over the years I’ve caught a lot of trout on a simple black fur body ant pattern fished under the water. I often weight my line to get the ant down deep.

I generally tie them on a size #16 hook, with 2-3 separate segments of dubbed fur, and a few turns of black hackle in back of the front segment.

My favorite fur that I used to use to tie this fly was a nice piece of soft, tanned black cat fur. However, a lost my piece of cat fur a few years ago when a friend’s dog got into my fly tying stuff and ate it!