Big Unsinkabeetle

Cheech - March, 2019

It seems like forever ago, but 6 years ago the Unsinkabeetle was born in a bowl full of water at my mom's house. 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
  • 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
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

$1.99
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub

Arizona Diamond Dub

$2.95
Fly Tying Foam - 2mm
Fly Tying Foam - 2mm

Fly Tying Foam - 2mm

$1.99
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

$3.25
Speckled Centipede Legs
Speckled Centipede Legs
Speckled Centipede Legs

Speckled Centipede Legs

$3.50
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

$2.99
Rainy's Evazote Foam
Rainy's Evazote Foam
Rainy's Evazote Foam
Rainy's Evazote Foam

Rainy's Evazote Foam

$3.50
EP Fibers
EP Fibers
EP Fibers
EP Fibers
EP Fibers

EP Fibers

$8.25
Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier
Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

$3.99
Hends Spectra Dubbing
Hends Spectra Dubbing

Hends Spectra Dubbing

$2.99
Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook
Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook

Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook

$6.99
TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook
TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook

TMC 5262 Nymph & Streamer Hook

$8.25
Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph
Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph

Firehole Sticks 618 Foam & Nymph

$7.25
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