The foam beetle fly pattern is easy to tie, but remains one of my top producers during the summer months. Trout love to eat beetles (and ants) that are blown into the water. I tie this pattern in sizes 12-18. Black is my best color, but i have had success with olive and brown versions.
Chernobyl Ant Fly Tying Video
This is a great all around summer attractor or hopper imitation. This color scheme has been a great all purpose color for me. The Chernobyl Ant seems to imitate a variety of big terrestrial insects- hoppers, crickets, flying ants, and big beetles. I tie the Chernobyl Ant in sizes in sizes 8-14.