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Manuka Beetle trout fly

Description Manuka Beetle trout fly is also known as a Green Beetle. These beetles appear in summer and are eagerly sought by trout. A most effective fly to have when fishing in backcountry areas during warm summer weather.

Manuka Beetle
Art of Fly Fishing Calendar, 1998
© Michael Scheele

Use Best during November and December daylight hours when Manuka Beetles are active. The wind blows them onto the water - sometimes in great numbers and the trout lie waiting for them.
Type Dry fly
Variant Also known as Green Beetle
See also Beetle patterns
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