All kinds of ants are spread throughout the whole world due to their adaptation skills.
This is why fly-fishermen have to take into account that ants are a part of the fish´s diet. We can see this because catalogues always have ant imitations, both dry and wet patterns.
Although ants are terrestrial insects, they often fall down to the river because of the wind and rain, sometimes drowning entire colonies. During flooding times, these colonies can be seen drifting on the current, some dead ants below the surface and the line ones on top of them.
I have chosen the Transpar-Ant from Umpqua and Randall Kauffman´s Fly Patterns book because it is the one I find most interesting. It is similar to regular lacquered ants, but I like practicality of making it, on top of the transparency and brightness given by a sole layer of epoxy.
I will show how to tie the red-and-black imitation, but it can be tied using only one of these colors as well.