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Favorite Beatle pattern?

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Was wondering what everyone's favorite Beatle pattern is. The one I tie is just peackock herl and a foam body. Does well enough but curious what everyone else ties.

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Micro uv polar chenille
black foam
orange foam for visibility

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Micro uv polar chenille
black foam
orange foam for visibility


Me too.

Posted on: 7/23 8:12


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Favorite Beatle: George Harrison

Favorite beetle: same as yours but with a black deer hair body over peacock herl rather than the foam. Just my preference however.


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Lol well played

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Personally, I've always liked the opening Dm-F run for "I'll See You In My Dreams".

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Favorite Beatle - Paul

Favorite Beetle - Crowe, with a peacock herl underbody - same as CLSports. Fragile fly - but the fish love it

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GREAT topic, and I'm unsure which Beatle/beetle to talk about first!

Um...I'm going 50/50 with John and Paul; John was brilliant, and Paul keeps rocking.

For the beetle, I prefer a deer hair over peacock, with fluoro antron as a sighter. The key to this pattern for me is ensuring that there is enough material to ensure the "thud" when it hits the water.

I've also seen a few split coffee beans superglued onto a hook...I'm not here to debate the appropriateness of the pattern, but it definitely represented the beetle and made a nice imprint on the water.

On a related note, I saw a post on the Fly Tying Forum regarding some neat legs for a beetle pattern, and I plan on tying a modified one and posting it on my YouTube channel. The link for the topic is:

http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=79007

TC

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Years ago, I fished terrestrials with a friend who had a beetle pattern that out fished anything I tried (crowe, foam, etc.). After buying a few rounds to loosen his lips, he reluctantly gave me the pattern. Body is peacock hurl with black hackle palmered front to back, with a wing case of sorts made from orange turkey biot. I tie it in sizes 14-18.

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Nice, great ideas so far. Nice vid tc

Posted on: 7/23 20:43
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