There has been a steady rise of tyers who replicate trout food with as much accuracy as possible. I’m always amazed by the detail and realistic appearance that they achieve. Fred G. Hannie has a nice collection of realistic flies on his site as well as some tying tutorials. Here is the link to his Ant. The ant is “simple” by realistic standards, and so it is a good first step for those wanting to try it out. Click here for the realistic Ant fly tying tutorial.