While small in stature, what ants and termites lack in size, they make up for in numbers. Each summer, when the stars align and the temperature is right, ants will swarm and take flight. Both flying ants and their wingless kin are clumsy, and many end up in the water and on the menu for feeding trout! Ants are particularly effective along grassy banks and at high elevations.
In western states hard hit by the various families of Mountain Pine Beetle, the smaller flying ant patterns can also work as a spot-on imitation of both the Black Mountain Pine Beetle, and the Red Turpentine Beetle during their July flights as they look for new trees to infest. Tied on hook sizes #10 and #12