How to Tie the Foam Beetle

August 18, 2013 By: Marshall Cutchin

The Foam Beetle is the focus of this week’s featured fly tying video.  Tim Flagler ties this great terrestrial pattern on a size 14 hook.  “This beetle floats well but low in the water, making it difficult to see,” says Flagler.  “A small sighter punched from a bright sheet of foam does wonders for increasing the fly’s visibility.”