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    Default AK' Winged Beetle

    I just saw Little River Journal and Steve Yates article. THIS IS A KILLER PATTERN!! Several years ago, My brother and I were in the WYO/Mont. Beartooths sight fish cruising Cutts. We started using beetles for "blow ins". The cutt's were in 5-10 foot of clear water and periodically rose to the surface. We saw a definite preference for the winged over a non-winged beetle. All my new beetle ties are now winged. I tie mine with a light dun hackle tip wing, black dubbed or peacock herl body. I use black Krytal flash for legs. If trout are finicky and late summer low water conditions allow them a good look, try this pattern.

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    A guide showed me the "wings" trick a few years back and told me a story of trout refusing anything that did not have them... Just yesterday I was thinking that I need to tie some of those beetles and now here's the article about them. I guess I'll just have to sit down and tie a few...
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    KYtroutbum & Plateau Angler.
    Ak's pattern does use dun hackle tips. He also uses a hackle palmered thru the body. The brown tips photograph better is the only reason I used them I tie some with hackle instead of rubber legs and vary the underbody some depending on the color of the beetle. Tie some of these David and drop one of those hard bodied ants off of it

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    Flyman- thanks for doing the article in the Journal. Talk about coincidences, I was tying Winged Beetles for my trip west the night before. Then replied to the terrestrials post, then I opened the Little River Journal to see your article. I commented in the other thread that we are extremely specific "matching the hatches" of aquatic and being less specific when "Matching the Hatch" for terrestrials. I use hackle on my stream beetles and the black krystal flash legs on my mountain lake patterns.

    Randall Sale
    the Kytroutbum

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