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Foam beetles have been around for ages, and there really isn't anything new here. In fact I am sure many people have used ice dubbing before instead of peacock hurl. However I have tied them this way for a long time and really like them like this. So I thought I would show you the way I do them. As stated in the video, I really like using the ice dubbing because it will give the fly a more buggy look, almost looking like little legs under it, and it gives more flash, and is generally in my experience more durable. Its a win win on all fronts. Also I find dubbing this on to be quicker than wrapping peacock hurl up the hook evenly. These flies can be tied in a number of sizes, and I have tied them down to even size 16, and all the way up to size 6. Generally with a size 6 or larger, I like to go with a thicker foam, like a size 6mm vs the 2mm I am using here. Or double up the 2mm, which is nice because you have the ability to go 2 tone with the doubled up version. But no mater what size you tie these in, they tend to be very deadly, especially in the late summer when there are lots of terrestrials out. But any time you see beetles flying around, this is a good fly to have tied on your line. As always I am including a list of the materials I used on this fly. Hook: #14 Daiichi 1280 Thread: Black Veevus 6/0 Dubbing: Peacock Ice Dub Wing and hotspot: black and white 2mm fly foam Cement: Brush on Zap a Gap
I recently came up with a small jigging type of minnow pattern for someone who wanted a few tied up. After tying it, I realized it would be perfect for jigging for panfish. So I made it brighter and shinier and settled on this pattern. It jigs nicely, and also has some good movement when stripped through the water, and also jigged off the bottom. It rides hook point up, and therefor its more snag resistant. Materials I used on this fly Hook: Firehole sticks #516 in size 10 Bead: Slotted Silver Tusten bead size 2.8mm Weight: .010 sized lead wire Thread: Veevus 140 power thread in hot orange Tail: Hot pink ice dub Body: Chartreuse starburst dubbing Head: Red rabbit dubbing Eyes: 5mm 3D eyes 1st UV resin: Solarez "thin hard" 2nd UV resin: Solarez "ultra thin"