Published Aug 31. 2018 - 5 years ago
Updated or edited Jan 10. 2020

Foam Beetle

In this fly tying video, I tie a simple version of the Foam Beetle. This is an easy-to-tie pattern that lends well to variations, but I also wanted to share how I use a foam cutter to tie multiple sizes. Finally, be sure to catch the end of the tying for a little hint, ha ha! ;-)

Hook: Hanak H130BL; #14
Thread: UNI 6/0; black
Shell: Foam; black
Body: Ice Dub; peacock
Legs: Life Flex; black

I was featured on Shawn Holsinger's YouTube channel tying another beetle; check that one out here:

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