The Flying Ant in red is often seen in the box of every seasoned fly angler across the country. A study was conducted which resulted in the conclusion that ants make up around 80% of trout’s diet. While aquatic insects are not available year-round, ants often are. The ant season really picks up during the spring when new leaves begin to sprout from the trees. This trend of trout-eating ants will continue through the summer and into the fall. This red ant in particular just adds a bit of extra attraction to the already productive design. Whether your fishing a wide river or a small creek, the red ant is often one of your best choices to tie on first.