Foam Beetle

 

Tied By: Bob Tait

Hook: Dry fly hook #10

Thread: Black 6/0

Tail: 2 or 3 pieces of pearlescent krystal flash

Legs: Grizzly hackle or rubber legs

Body: Peacock herl or dubbing

Shell back: 2mm foam cut 1/4" wide

Head: Excess trimmed black foam trimmed to shape

Head Spot: Yellow or orange foam cut narrow – to aid visibility on the water

 

Fish as you would any dry fly.  I found success over shoal areas where terrestrials might get blown onto the water

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