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    Default beetle

    high guys im looking for a good beetle pattern.
    size 12.14.16s.
    foam or other.

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    Here you go.
    Foam is from Hobbycraft
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    The humble Coch Y Bonddu was tied to imitate beetles. coch y bonddu fly - Google Search
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    Default Re: beetle

    Try this one.

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    beetle-img_2197-jpg

    The real thing.

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    That first beetle is a better. Is that foam extra thin? Seems to mould on top of the herl.
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    Spider it's just foam sheet from Hobbycraft stretched over the top of the herl body.

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    This is the stuff I use. Just cut into strips about 5 - 6mm with a steel rule and a Stanley knife.


    Black Fab Foam Sheet A4 | Hobbycraft
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    Red Rooster, that's the very stuff that my two beetles are tied with.

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    Two easy examples using foam.



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