I remember when the Chernobyl Ant came on the scene. No one could tell then what it was supposed to imitate, and no one can tell you now decades later. That being said, it does not mean we all don’t have our own ideas on why this pattern is so effective. All I know is that it catches fish! This fly kicked off the chubby craze, and now you hardly hear of the Chernobyl Ant. Not because it does not work anymore, but a fisherman just goes for the overdressed versions now. Do yourself a favor and have some of these basics on you! You will be happy you did!