My go to pattern is Don’s Honeybug Inchworm.
I’m not sure if it imitates lepidoptera…
…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 Behavihioral 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 far superior to regular chenille. I buy white skeins at my local yarn shop as “100% velour
Bernat.” You can also get it on line.
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 tyin on the orm.
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.