Chernobyl Ant

Chernobyl Ant

Land-based insects are prime trout food, and the Chernobyl Ant is an exceptional all-around terrestrial pattern. In the small sizes, it resembles an ant; go a little bigger, and you have a highly believable beetle; bigger still, a cricket or hopper. Rubber legs give this pattern some liveliness on the water, and the bright indicator spot on top makes it easy to see. You can also fish this fly with good results as a searching pattern or as a change-of-speed pitch; throw it at a finicky trout that refuses your most delicate offerings, and you may get a surprise.