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Favorite Flies: The Green Rock Worm

June 25, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Morgan Lyle describes one of his late favorites, the green rock worm — an imitation of the larval stage of the Ryacophila caddis fly — as a wonderfully simple tie that seems to work almost everywhere. “Even to a trout that has never seen a real Ryacophila, this little bug must look like something good to eat. In fact, a little pile of them on my kitchen counter, next to the coffee maker, completely grossed out my wife. That’s one mark of a killer fly.” In the Schenectady, New York Daily Gazette.