year upon cleaning a couple of River Ure Brownies
I found that they had been feeding on Black clock
beetles (The little monsters that are always under
your door mat).
was especially true when the river was dropping
of after a slight rise. This seemed to wash the
beetles into the river and the fish couldn't get
enough of them. This continued all year.
I set to at the vice to come up with a copy and
it proved remarkably easy to do. The following pattern
should take no more than a minute to tie and is
extremely effective. It is also great under trees
on still waters for the resident BIG brownies.
Longshank partridge (crap but all I had at the time)
Tread: 6/0 Black
Underbody: Fine lead wire
Body: Black buck tail.
Varnish: Sally Hansens Teflon Tuff.
is dead drift or even down and across.
Catch on the thread and run some thin lead wire
along the middle section of the hook. Cover with
2) Take a small pinch of Black Bucktail and tie
it in by the hair points so it sticks out over the
back of the hook.
3) Run the thread half way back towards the eye,
fold over the bucktail and catch it in with the
thread with about turns. Run the thread half way
between this point and the eye and do the same again.
Finally run the thread to the eye and this time
leave out some straggly legs of bucktail before
tying off and finishing.
4) Squash the back section of the fly flat and coat
the whole fly with three coats of Teflon Tuff for
a crispy beetle look. It even has the striations
on the shell from the bucktail.