A Cure for the Green Curse

This summer, more than ever, there have been situations with rising fish all over the place and nobody can figure out what they're taking.  Tippets have been lengthened and downsized, angles have been changed, flies changed, fly sizes changed and yet the fish continue to snub all offerings.  My best guess is that they were …

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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 …