Lefty’s Deceiver

The Lefty's Deceiver was one of those flies that, when I first saw it, I wondered if it would catch fish. I thought the same thing about the Clouser Minnow, too. Both quickly dissolved the skepticism. The Deceiver is one of those flies that has great action fished slow, jerked and paused, and dead drifted. …

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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 …