Rubber Leg Beetle

Created by Jeff Morgan


Imitates a terrestrial beetle. Trout take beetles more often than they take grasshoppers, yet few anglers carry imitations.

How to Fish

Dress the fly with floatant and use standard dry fly presentations.

Tying Instructions

1. Start thread and tie in brown foam.

2. Dub sparse synthetic peacock body.

3. Pull foam over back. Tie off and trim with a substantial stub for the head.

4. Tie in one piece of rubber on each side.

5. Whip finish, trim, and superglue the underside of the head to prevent spinning or loss of legs.

HOOK: Dai Riki 305, size 10-18


BODY: Golden Arizona synthetic peacock dubbing

BACK: Brown craft foam

LEGS: Spirit River grizzly sparkle legs or brown Flexi-floss legs