Re: rubber-legged beetle!
They are tons of fun up top. I always get a kick out of how agressive panfish are. I'll be fishing for bass with a size 1 deer hair popper, giant feather tail, big 'ol rubber legs and eyes the size of a bluegill's mouth and they'll murder it. Sometimes you'll even hook them and they've got this fly sticking out of their mouth that they could never swallow in a million years. You just have to love a fish like that.
those foam gurlgers are deadly for gills and really easy to tie. It's good practice for hook setting finicky trout too.