I'm not a big ant fan, I don't think I have ever used the pattern in my life - but these Forest Ants are sweet!
That has to be some sort of epoxy on the butt (I'm wrong - it's hot glue stick - which actually makes this fly even harder to tie!!), that is an amazing job getting the color so even and getting it to be that polished. perfect hackel, nice antron and the red body is sweet. Did I mention the photo is sharp, in focus, multiple flies and has a good background? That's the grand slam of fly tying photography! Very nice job and my FOTD!