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Honeybuf Inchworm

Don Douple's Honeybug Inchworm



My go to pattern is Don’s Honeybug Inchworm. I’m not sure if it imitates lepidoptera

Do you want some Inchworms? Click here.

Or tricoptera

…or maybe it just looks yummy.


If you wish to epitomize the cerebral angler we know you are, consider it a Lepidoptera imitation


Dr Terry Donaldsom says,” this is where moths come from. [There are] numerous species.  The most commonly fished pattern  is fluorescent chartreuse in color.  Important where trees or shrubs border the stream.  Size 8-12 2XL.”


Students of Behavioral Drift may consider it a drifting tricoptera. (Caddis)


I am a “yummy” devotee.


Don’s  Honeybug Inchworm exhibits a number of desirable  attributes.


 It looks the same from all sides, is easy to tie and has soft “chewy” texture.


The texture of this material makes the pattern superior to regular chenille. I buy white skeins at my local yarn shop as “100% velour


I mix water and Rit Neon Green dye in a paper coffee cup, throw in some honeybug material and nuke it.

If you can’t get Neon Green you can mix 2 Tablespoons of Rit Yellow with 1 teaspoon of Kelly green.

This simple fly is my favorite fly when fishing the cushion. Sometimes I slip a cone onto my tippet before tying on the worm.


Secure Insect Grreen monocord to a Sz 10 38941 hook. Tie in some Inchworm Green Honeybug material.

Point to remember

Don’s Honeybug Inchworm works for all species of freshwater fish.

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