Every beetle I've ever seen on the water has its wing tips visible just behind the shell back halves. This usually amounts to about 25 percent of the insect's total silhouette. Yet all the beetle patterns I see in catalogs and in fly shops have no wing tips showing. I think it's
Begin perfecting the dead drift with this breakthrough new fly-fishing system.
A marine scientist shares his scientific paper on estimating the weight of tarpon
I have taught this pattern in a number of fly-tying classes for my Eastern friends, and all agree-it's a killer.
Don't stand on shore and miss the action-launch out to the fish.
Additional Patterns for May Mayfly Hatches
Plus finding the right Spey-casting lines, and more weighty matters.
March 2008: Bauer's Rogue Reel, new tying vises and material
Soft Hackle Little Yellow Stone