Hook: TMC 100Sp-BL #10-20
Thread: Back 6/0
Shellback: Black Fly Foam
Legs: Moose Hair
Body: Peacock Herl
Indicator: Orange Fly Foam
Foam Beetle Step 1
Start the thread behind the eye and make a thread base all the way back to and partially down the bend of the hook. Return the thread to the seventy-five percent point.
Foam Beetle Step 2
Cut a strip of foam that is about as wide as the hook gap. Cut the end to a tapered point.
Foam Beetle Step 3
Tie the tapered point to the hook at the 75% point and wrap back over the foam to just past thebend of the hook.
Foam Beetle Step 5
Bring the thread back to the front and tie in six moose hairs with their butt ends facing forward.
Foam Beetle Step 7
Wrap the peacock forward up to and past the moose hair all the way to just behind the eye. Tie off and clip.
Foam Beetle Step 9
Fold the foam forward over the peacock, separating the moose hairs to each side of the fly. Tie the foam down behind the eye with a couple tight turns of thread.
Foam Beetle Step 11
Tie in a narrow strip of orange foam on the joint between the body and the head. Clip the front flush with the black foam and the back a bit longer so you can see it.
Foam Beetle Step 12
Pull the moose hair legs down and trim them just a bit longer than the hook gap.