A simple pattern that mimics a small caterpillar.
The Inch Worm fly is typically tied on a small hook, often ranging from sizes 12 to 18. The fly's body is created using a thin, elastic material such as ultra chenille or flexi-floss, in shades of green or yellow to match the natural inchworm.
The material is tied onto the hook to create a segmented body, replicating the inchworm's characteristic shape and movement. A thread head at the front of the hook serves as the only other detail on this otherwise minimalist fly pattern.
The Inch Worm fly is designed to mimic an inchworm, the larval stage of geometer moths. Inchworms are commonly found near bodies of water and frequently become a part of the fish's diet, especially during the spring and early summer when they are most abundant.
The Inch Worm fly is primarily used in streams and rivers, particularly near overhanging vegetation where inchworms might fall into the water.
Lepidoptera, encompassing butterflies and moths, are insects with scaled wings, important for pollination and as a food source for other species.Read more about Butterflies and Moths
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