My first terrestrial experiments, back in the 1930s, were with simple #14-#16 sinking hard-bodied ant patterns.
A TERRESTRIAL FISHERMAN'S biggest challenge is battling bright summer conditions--when terrestrial fishing is best.
When a terrestrial insect suddenly lands on the water, trout seize the opportunity for an easy meal without scrutinizing what type of insect it is.
I've seen trout dash as far as eight feet to inhale a splatted terrestrial. For the splat presentation, it's important that your flies be meaty so they can plop when they land on the surface.
Experiment with jiggling or twitching your terrestrial patterns.
Bridges are also great places to throw terrestrial patterns.
Virginias Harrison Steeves III is one of the most innovative foam terrestrial tiers, creator of the Disc O'Beetle and Firefly, to name a few.
Since much terrestrial fishing includes the surprise approach, sometimes the uglier the pattern the better.
MANY OF AMY FAVORITE terrestrial imitation were born on the limestone streams of south-central Pennsylvania.
The Cricket is my favorite terrestrial. It's easy to tie and its deer-hair construction keeps it afloat even after catching several fish.
The Letort Hopper is my second favorite terrestrial. It is also easy to tie.