Some more work from the tying vise while I am enduring the high heat in Northern Colorado. (Actually, as I write this, we have had a day or two of cooler weather.
Here Fishy, Fishy!)Important to note here: My patterns are patterns that I have fished with and had good success with. They work! That does not mean they are my original patterns. They are not. With the history of fly tying down through the generations, it is my belief that most ideas have been thought of and tried before I tried them.
So here is the Foam Krystal Beetle, material description, and, some tips on fishing it………….
Thread: Black 6/0
Hook Size: 12 -14 1x Long Dry Fly Hook
Shellback: Black 2MM Foam Approximately the width of the hook gap
Body: Peacock Black Krystal Chenille
Legs: Strands of Peacock Black Krystal Flash
Indicator: 2MM piece of White Foam tied in at leg tie in point
Head: Black thread and Whip Finish
Tied to represent the Black Beetle that often times is blown into the water during Summer and Fall Terrestrial season. This pattern is effective on both streams and stillwater for Trout and is very effective on the local Bluegill Ponds.
Use a floating line, of course, for best results. The “White” indicator on the this fly will help in keeping eye contact with your fly position on the water. Fish, generally, are not selective when taking a Beetle pattern. They are on it or they are not!