SBS Brown Beetle SBS


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More fun with spun caribou. Change colors to meet your Coleopteraic needs.

hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
thread - UTC 140 tan MFC 8/0 brown
abdomen - caribou spun/clipped
shell - Swiss Straw brown
wing - deer hair
shell rib - flat wax nylon black
feeler/antennae - Krystal Flash rootbeer
hackle - brown

mash barb, start thread (140) at the back end

tie in rib and shellback

clean/trim a clump of caribou; 2 soft wraps, spin and pack

repeat 2 more times; tie off and trim thread

flip it over, lay a razor blade on the eye (to establish the underside) and push straight back

trim to shape; tie in 8/0 thread

pull shellback over the top; tie down

pull the rib over the top, bisecting the shell and tie down

tie in KF

tie in hackle

wrap hackle, tie off, trim tip, half hitch x 2, SHHAN (on the shellback, too)

trim antennae, feelers and hackle (top & bottom)