Black Beetle trout fly
In Tasmania there are great numbers of beetles throughout the whole season. The cockchafers, tea tree and soldier beetles, the black click beetle and many others. This is a good generic beetle, dry fly imitation. This fly could stand alongside the red tag.
Hook: size 8 – 1
Body: dark palmer cock hackle, tied in from the tail to head Some clipping, especially under and over the hackle, is required
Wing case: black rafia or dark or black duck wing is pulled over the whole lot from tail to head, before the last hackle is tied on
Hackle: dark cock hackle