Beetle

Fly Name
Hook 10-18
Thread black
Wings none
Tails none
Body foam body & peacock herl
Hackle moose hair

Beetle

Beetle

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Attach a strip of foam with 2 loose wraps. Reposition it so it is on top of the hook shank. Hold in place while you secure it with 5 tight wraps.

Beetle

Select the desired number of peacock herls and trim the bases evenly. Tie in herl at the front part of the body and wrap herl evenly to the base of the tail. Advance the thread forward to the front end of the body. Evenly wrap herl forward from the tail base to the front end of the body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps.

Beetle

Attach moose hair as a beard with 2 loose wraps. Adjust its position and when in place secure with 5 tight thread wraps.

Beetle

Fold over foam and attach with 2 loose wraps. Hold in place as you secure it with 5 tight wraps. Trim away excess.

Beetle

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate.


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