I is for Insects............
Insect look a-likes, that is.
These are all hand-tied flies for fly fishing.
These little ones are called nymphs, and they are made to look exactly like the real ones.
Most fly fisherman will take their tie flying gear with them, and they will catch a real one to see what it looks like, and what the fish are feeding on in the area.
They will then duplicate it with their threads, feathers, fur, beads, and hooks so they can catch what is biting.
It is hard to fool the fish, so the fly has to not only look real, but act it too.
It is quite an art to tie and sculpt them into these little imitation insects.
These are the little ones that measure under an inch.
The big ones are the real beauties!
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