I have added the Foam Krystal Beetle to my Tyin' Times Page for your reference in the future.
Additionally, if you simply want to click on the picture of the Foam Krystal Beetle on my Sidebar, you will be taken to the page and see all the patterns that I have uploaded to this point in time.
Important to note here: My patterns are patterns that I have fished with and had good success with. They work! That does not mean they are my original patterns. They are not. With the history of fly tying down through the generations, it is my belief that most ideas have been thought of and tried before I tried them. I was talking with Neil Norman over on his blog,
Soft Hackles,Tight Lines
He referred to a Soft Hackle pattern that he liked and wanted to put in his fly box. I indicated too him that I recently have had success with a similar Soft Hackle Fly (Mirage Soft Hackle). Interestingly enough, Neil had done some research and found that a similar pattern had been tied back in the 1930's. So again, unless, we have new fly tying material being introduced in some manner to us to use, then there isn't really much new that has not been tried before.....
So here is the Foam Krystal Beetle, material description, and, some tips on fishing it.............
Thread: Black 6/0
Hook Size: 12 -14 1x Long Dry Fly Hook
Shellback: Black 2MM Foam Approximately the width of the hook gap
Body: Peacock Black Krystal Chenille
Legs: Strands of Peacock Black Krystal Flash
Indicator: 2MM piece of White Foam tied in at leg tie in point
Head: Black thread and Whip Finish
Tied to represent the Black Beetle that often times is blown into the water during Summer and Fall Terrestrial season. This pattern is effective on both streams and stillwater for Trout and is very effective on the local Bluegill Ponds.
Use a floating line, of course, for best results. The "White" indicator on the this fly will help in keeping eye contact with your fly position on the water. Fish, generally, are not selective when taking a Beetle pattern. They are on it or they are not!