Big Unsinkabeetle

Attention Droppers...  Meet Your Match.

It seems like forever ago, but 6 years ago the Unsinkabeetle was born in a bowl full of water at my mom's house (read about it HERE).  I have played with this fly in various sizes and configurations, and they have been everything from small pink ones, to all natural brown ones with no flash, but they all seem to do two things really well: 1- Float. 2- Catch fish.  This video is a color combo and size that seems to be popular in southern Patagonia Argentina, so naturally I had to tie some up!  Take note that right after we filmed this, Gamakatsu stopped making the S10 in the size we used, so we made some necessary adjustments in the recipe.

Have fun tying these!!

Material List
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Hook: Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook - 6
Thread: 6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed - Black
Body: Fly Tying Foam - 2mm - Black
Over Body: Rainy's Evazote Foam - Black - 1/8"
Dubbing: Ice Dub - UV Black
Wing : EP Fibers - White
Indicator: Fly Tying Foam - 2mm - Yellow
Leg1: Speckled Centipede Legs - Speckled Red - Medium
Leg2: Speckled Centipede Legs - Speckled Clear Tan - Medium

Other tools from the tutorial:
Renzetti Master Vise