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How to Tie a Foam Beetle

August 13, 2013 By: Marshall Cutchin

Producer: Tim Flagler

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a popular terrestrial, the Foam Beetle.  Tim uses a size 14 Dai-Riki #730 nymph hook, and ties with a heavier 140-denier black thread to help control the foam body.

“It may not look like much, but it’s one of my favorite patterns for the late summer and early fall.  Let it land with a splat beneath overhanging vegetation, give it a little twitch or two, and if there’s a fish there chances are you’ll get a take.”