Nicholl’s CrickAntHopper

There are a number of larger attractor patterns out there.  Some of them, too large.  I was looking for a smaller terrestrial pattern that could resemble any number of insects that had attracting power and I just wasn't satisfied.  Furthermore, on some of the streams I fish under difficult conditions, a 7" brook trout may …

Nicholl’s A.T. – Aquatic Terrestrial

As early as April in many locations, ants, beetles, and other terrestrials come to life.  But they may go unnoticed until later in the summer when aquatic insect hatches become fewer and farther apart.  During those warm summer days when nothing else seems to be happening, terrestrials may be the ticket to entice a strike …

Galloup’s Ant Acid

I remember just starting out and learning how important it was to match the hatch and then looking at all of the gaudy terrestrial imitations in the fly shop bin.  To me, an ant was supposed to be a ball in the front, a ball in the back, and hackle in the middle.  However, as …

Fatal Attractor

Aside from the awesome name, this fly has proven itself on western waters as a very effective attractor and indicator.  It has the trifecta of floatation devices; long, bushy hackle, synthetic wings, and elk hair.  It also sports a flashy krystal flash tail and ice dubbed body drawing the fish's attention.  It does everything you …