05-05-2012, 07:02 PM
Re: Terrestrial Swap #1, Spring 2012
Recipe for Foam Beetle.
Hook: # 8 Grub Hook
Tail: White Synthetic Para Post Material
Body: Teal Medium Chenille
Legs: Brown Hen Hackle wound or tied Beard style
Back: Orange Foam
Any Colour Foam & legs can be use I've used Orange as a Sight Indicator, I've formed them however a 5/16 Cut piece of Foam will do the same job.
All you do is after you see a Rise when the Fish are feeding on Beetles,as with The Gum Trees(Eucalypts) over here there are literally thousands of these Beetles around,is to cover The Rise give The Line a twitch,then hang on as the Flies are really belted.
I don't know whether the Beetles went with The Gum Trees to The USA as I've seen heaps of Gum Trees in California.