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Beetle trout fly pattern

Description A beetle trout fly is a heavily tied pattern that represents either the Green Beetle (Manuka beetle) or the Brown Beetle which represents the grass grub beetle. Both are very effective early in the summer months and can also be very effective when the beetles are flying as many land on the water becoming a very tasty mouthful for the waiting trout. There are many different versions of this fly.


Deer Hair Brown Beetle

Lings Beetle

Great Lake Beetle

Green Beetle

Green Beetle

Green Beetle


Art of Fly Fishing Calendar,

© Michael Scheele

Type Dry fly
Use A very effective pattern in November and early December especially in the North Island.
Video of tying a foam beetle pattern

An example of how a foam beetle is tied  

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