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The SMS beetle

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A little something extra when you want to both catch fish on a fly AND impress anyone looking in your fly box ;)

 

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Hook: Tiemco TMC 2312

Thread: Sheer 14/0

Body: 2 mm foam

Legs: Plastic broom bristles

Antennas: Black goose biots

 

There a few insects that make a more characteristic footprint on the surface than a beetle and for periods of time during a season there will be a lot of terrestrials around and on the water and beetles will be one of them. A classic foam beetle will give you great fishing, but if you want something more, a little more advanced and something slightly more sophisticated, then it's the SMS beetle you want!

 

Here's the step-by-step for it:

 

http://elmerfishing.com/en/bindbeskrivning...sms-beetle.html

 

 

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That is simply incredible, Ulf :) ....... fantastic tying!!!!!!!!!

You are an artist for sure. Looking at the picture kind of gives me a feeling of a live bug about to crawl out of the vise :D

 

I´ll take my hat of..... if i had one :)

 

Terje!

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Ulf, that is a slick looking beetle! Surely appealing to both fish and fisherman!

 

I´ll take my hat of..... if i had one :)

 

Terje!

Terje, what an interesting change of profile pic! Poor Mr. Frederick must be laughing very hard in his grave :lol2:

 

Cheers!

 

J.

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