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Realistic Beetle


Hook: Light wire dry, #10 – #16.
Underbody: Dubbing, peacock-coloured.
Overbody: Foam with raffia pulled over the top with a small shredded section imitating the drowned wings.
Legs: Fine paintbrush bristles, or Japanese nymph legs bent to shape with a heated needle.
Head: Folded foam.


For the full text featuring this fly, refer to the September 2006 issue.


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