Published Mar 7. 2022 - 6 months ago
Updated or edited Mar 9. 2022

Mercedes Beetle

I guess you all know and have heard about Volkswagen Beetle, but never a Mercedes Beetle! Here we will be tying a beetle fly that I call the Mercedes Beetle. The fly is a great option for both stream and lake fishing and can be used as a dry dropper even though it's tied in this size and even larger numbers. The colour combination of black and red has been extremely successful when it come fishing for brown trout here in Iceland in rivers like Laxá in Aðaldalur and more places. These colours also reminds of an insect called bibio hopper that has black and red legs. At least red and black work out great as a combo in fly tying in general. The Mercedes Beetle fly catches mostly brown trout but if it's tied in smaller sizes and even brighter colours the Arctic char might show up and take it. The Mercedes Beetle is simple to tie and really good have have few in your box if you're fishing in running water and want to fish with dry dropper or to use the Mercedes Beetle as a strike indicator.

Pattern
Author: Ívar Örn Hauksson.
Hook: Ahrex FW560 #10
Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk 100D black.
Body: Red craft foam, tied in segments as shown in video.
Back: Black craft foam with sparkling black glimmer on top.
Wing: Red craft foam as an indicator
Legs: Red/black silicone legs.
Head: UV Solarez Bone Cure.

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