Rich Strolis demonstrates how to tie a foam beetle in this fly tying video. Terrestrials are a summer staple for fly fishermen on many trout streams across the world, and one of the most prevalent terrestrials is the beetle. This very simple foam based pattern will float all day, and fool a few trout too.
Hook: TMC 206bl 18-10
Thread: UTC 70
Body: 2mm Closed Foam
Underbody: Peacock Herl
Legs: Hen Hackle
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