About Terrestrial Beetles
Planet earth holds an unbelievable variety of beetles. North America hosts over 30,000 species! While there are aquatic beetles, most beetles are land-dwellers. Even though they live on terra firma, sooner or later one of these guys is going to stumble onto the surface of a lake or river. And when it does, a trout will probably gobble it up.
Beetle imitations are good fish catchers in the late summer. At that time of year, beetles, grasshoppers and ants are often found drifting down a river or looking out-of-place on a lake.
Most anglers use a mid-sized beetle imitation, around size 12-16. But beetles come in all sizes, and a very small fly or a very large one can also be productive.
Articles About Beetles
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Meeting the Late Summer Challenge The big hatches are over, trout are well-fed and spooky. What's going to bring them to the surface? The answer may surprise you. Jeff Morgan