|Description and use
The Brown Beetle trout fly
is a heavily tied pattern that represents the Brown Beetle also
known as the grass grub beetle. There are many different versions
of this fly.
It is very effective early in the summer months
around November to December when these grass grub beetles are flying
as many land on the water becoming a very tasty mouthful for the
waiting trout. Although they can be effective at any time of day
they are particularly effective in the evening and if this coincides
with a summer shower which seems to always knock this lumbering
insects onto the water.
Deer Hair Brown Beetle
of Fly Fishing Calendar, 2005
© Michael Scheele