Foam Beetle

Fly Name
Hook 10-16
Thread black
Wings none
Tails none
Body tube foam
Hackle elastic legs

Foam Beetle

Foam Beetle

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend.

Foam Beetle

Cut foam tubing in half lengthwise. Attach at rear of hook shank with 2 loose wraps. Reposition tubing so cut section will be on top of the hook shank when folded over. Secure with 5 tight wraps.

Foam Beetle

Fold tubing over the top of the hook and secure where shown with 5 tight wraps.

Foam Beetle

Tie in elastic legs in the same manner. That is attach first with 2 loose wraps and while holding them in place secure them with 5 tight wraps.

Foam Beetle

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot.


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