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 …

The BWO LTZ

Sometimes a high-riding dry fly pattern is the key to success; this isn't one of those flies.  Fishing Blue Wing Olive hatches can be frustrating whether it's the size of flies you have to match or some other factor making the fish selective.  This pattern was designed to give the fish everything they need in …

How to Tie The Isonychia Nymph

Nymphs? In the summer?  There are days where dries just aren't efficient enough no matter how hard you fish them.  Tying on one of these sub-surface meaty morsels will increase your chances of hooking up when dry fly fishing goes, well, dry.  They are an easy tie and are equally as effective. I begin by …

Nicholl’s Four Course Streamer

I came up with the idea for this streamer because I wanted something that be jigged with tail action or when ripped quick, it would have a natural swimming motion.  In other terms, I'm lazy and didn't want to tie and re-tie a different streamer every time I wanted a different action.  On the fall …