Nicholl’s Peanut Allergy

Most streamer junkies know the history of Russ Maddin's "Circus Peanut" fly and Kelly Galloup's "Peanut Envy" which is a variation of the original.  Taking things a step further while scaling down, this fly incorporates some of the original materials but on a much smaller non-articulated scale.  The idea was to create a fly that …

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Nicholl’s SS Goby

There are a million sculpin fly patterns out there for trout but when I began designing this fly, It was done so with smallmouth bass in mind.  Sculpin are closely related to the invasive Round Goby that has been a major food source for many Great Lakes gamefish in recent history.  A number of times, …

Hendrickson Klinkhammer (Emerger)

A few weeks ago I tied up a parachute dun pattern for the inevitable Hendrickson hatch this Spring.  To keep with consistency, I figured on tying up a Hendrickson Mayfly in a  very effective "Klinkhammer" emerger pattern.  For beginners, the most difficult part of the fly would be to build a strong post but other …

The Jon Secad-dis

One of my favorite methods of fly fishing is taking trout on a swung wet fly.  The down-and-across cast and letting the current take your line, leader, and fly is easy and you can feel the tug.  And two years ago when I was reading an article on how caddis emergers were overlooked suddenly sent …