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Brown Beetle Fly

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  • 1-3 Days
  • 3 Pack: $4.62, £3.60, 4.26
  • 12 Pack: $15.40, £12.00, 14.20
    (12 flies for the price of 10)
  • Selection Total: $4.62

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When should I fish with the Brown Beetle?

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About the Brown Beetle Trout Fly

The Brown Beetle is a type of dry fly pattern that is designed to imitate the appearance of a terrestrial insect, such as a Brown Beetle, that has accidentally fallen onto the water from that sudden gust of wind; a target for being taken by fish as an easy meal. The brown beetle is a pattern that is most effective when fished during the warmer months, when beetles are most active.

Overall, the Brown Beetle pattern is a great pattern to have in your fly box, as it can be effective in a variety of fishing situations and can help you to catch fish when other patterns aren't working. It's a great way to imitate a natural food source of fish, and it can be a lot of fun to fish!

Expert Tip:

The Brown Beetle pattern is fished on the surface of the water, and it can be fished using a variety of retrieve methods, such as a dead drift, a skitter or a hop. Dead drift is a method where the fly is cast upstream and allowed to drift downstream, as if being washed away by the current. The skitter method is when the fly is cast upstream and moved quickly across the surface of the water. The hop method is when the fly is cast upstream and moved in a hopping motion downstream. All types mimic the natural movement of the beetle trying to escape.

It's worth noting that the Brown Beetle pattern is a very versatile pattern that can be fished in a variety of water types, effective in different seasons. It's a great pattern for catching trout and other freshwater fish species that feed on terrestrial insects.

Country of origin for this trout fly: United Kingdom

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