Tying Beck's Super Beetle
I recently came across a YouTube video with Don Fine from the Potomac Valley Fly Fishers tying my super beetle, which I had not seen. If you are new to fly tying, you may want to try this pattern and check out Don's other tying videos. He's very patient and thorough at explaining each tying step. Plus, it's the season for fishing the super beetle. From now until frost terrestrials will play an important part in the fish diet for not only trout but bass and panfish as well.
The name Don Fine may sound familiar to you since he is one of a group of people instrumental in forming F.O.L.K. – Friends of Lefty Kreh, in order to honor Lefty with a bronze memorial sculpture of Lefty in his home town, Frederick, Maryland and to carry on Lefty's tradition of promoting the sport of fly fishing.
Our September 29, 2022, blog featured the project and here it is again. Thank you Don for sharing how to tie my super beetle and to everyone involved in F.O.L.K.
If you were at the Edison, NJ, show you may have visited the F.O.L.K. (Friends of Lefty Kreh), booth. They are close to raising the money needed for the life size bronze statue of Lefty in his hometown of Frederick, MD, on Culler Lake in Baker Park, not far from where Lefty went to school.
Please join us and hundreds of others in commemorating Lefty with a donation to help complete the project.
Turneffe Flats, Belize
November 11-18, 2023
We still have a couple rooms available for our Turneffe Flats departure in November. Turneffe Flats is the perfect destination for anglers and non-angling companions. Located on Belize's largest marine reserve, TFL has unmatched access to some of the best fishing, diving and snorkeling in Belize. Wade the flats for large bonefish, look for tarpon and snook in the creeks and channels, or concentrate on permit. It's all here. Enjoy evening cocktails around the pool as the sun sets and sunrises over the
ocean. Beautiful rooms, comfortable Dolphin skiffs, and 300 square miles of water to fish!
Check out the details and then call us or Joe Linscott at Frontiers, 800-245-1950.
That's all we have for this week. As always, thanks for following along. One more week and August will be behind us. Can you believe it?? Have a great week.