Tying a Super Beetle

This is my first version of the Super Beetle shared by Cathy Beck in the Aug-Sep 2013 Fly Fisherman magazine. As you can see, I sometimes go off-script. I have used beetles with various levels of success and my kids really almost enjoy helping with the tying. I like to show these type of flies to kids because it is something they easily recognize. Kind of a show stopper when justifying my fly fishing passion.  

I will give this fly a try on one of my favorite Utah rivers in a couple weeks and I'll let you know if it works. Don't be surprised to see a photo of my son holding one of my fish. He does that a lot.

Are there any flies that you like to tie with kids? Something that works but also is a good intro to fly tying. 


said on Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Beautiful tie!

said on Monday, August 5th, 2013

Thanks mkflies. You have a nice website. Can you share some photography tips? My smartphone did okay, but how do you get all the detail on your shots?

said on Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Great looking fly!


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