Fly of the Month: November 2022

Green Beetle

The Green Beetle Fly represents the native manuka beetle which is active during summer, starting to appear in November and continues into February. They are more prolific in
areas where the Manuka bushes can be found.

There are numerous different copies of the Green Beetle Fly but generally they have either a deer hair or foam body with a green wing over the back and a brown throat hackle.

Very easy to tie and given the right conditions, can be deadly.

Green Bettle
HookKamasan B105 #12 or similar
BodyDeer Hair body or foam
WingGreen Raffia or similar