Beetle
HOOK:
THREAD:
BODY:
SHELL:
Tiemco 100 #10-18
Black 8/0
Peacock Herl
Black Deer Hair
Beetles are a good pattern to use during the later summer months. Fish it during the day when there is nothing else happening on the surface.

Step By Step:
Start thread and clean a small clump of black deer hair. Secure the hair by the butt end to the top of the shank, and wrap back to the bend.
Tie in a few strands of peacock herl, wrap forward as shown, and tie off.
Pull the hair over top of the body and tie off behind the eye.
Trim hair and whip finish
Clip a few hairs on each side at the back of the fly. Trim to length to form legs.
Tied by: Chris Hatcher