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Tying the Foam Beetle

 

Foam Beetle Fly Tying Materials List

 

Tying the Foam Beetle Step 1

STEP 1 : Take the tying thread down to a postition opposite the hook shank, catching in a piece of cylindrical foam as you go.

Tying the Foam Beetle Step 2

STEP 2 : Catch in a number of pieces of peacock herl and return the tying thread to a position close to the eye.

Tying the Foam Beetle Step 3

STEP 3 : Wind the peacock herl upthe hookshank stopping about 1/3 of the hookshank length from the eye, secure the herl and then catch in a black hen hackle.

Tying the Foam Beetle Step 4

STEP 4 : Create a few turns of the hackle, secure and trim waste.

Tying the Foam Beetle Step 5

STEP 5 : Pull the foam forward and secure down with thread.

Tying the Foam Beetle Step 6

STEP 6 : Wind the thread up to the eye and perform a few wraps of peacock herl, secure with thread and trim waste . Now catch in 2 x Goose Biots for the feelers, one at each side and on top of the hookshank, secure and trim waste.

Tying the Foam Beetle Final Step

Final : Pull the foam towards the eye, secure with thread with a whip finish and trim the waste foam. Finally colour the foam back and head with a black marker pen.