The BeetleBug is approximately 1/2 inch long and 1/4 inch wide, about the same size as the Little Fatty Popper body. It is attached to a chemically sharpened wide gap hook. The body style provides optimum displacement for a high float as well as hook gap clearance, and easy to pick up off the water. Advantages of the wide gap hook is that it creates separation from the cork body to optimize hook-up rate.
Comparison to real beetles.
Beetles come in various sizes, shapes, and colors, brown, like the BeetleBug, being one of the most common hues in the insect world. Beetles are loaded with protein. These critters often startle humans by flying near lights.
June beetles are reddish-brown, like the BeetleBug, with a hard-shiny shell, like the BeetleBug. Adult June Beetles’ range in sizes from 1/2 to 1 inch long. As their name implies, they are most prevalent in June and early Summer. June beetles are active flyers and are attracted to lights. I’m sure you have seen them flying around lights at boat docks and watched the fish devour the ones that fell into the water. June beetles are commonly called “June Bugs”.
Japanese beetles are more prevalent in eastern and mid-western states. They are about 1/2 inch long and are copper-brown color like the BeetleBug.
Moths are also a favorite food for beam, bass, and trout. Many moths are brown or tan like the BeetleBug. Similarly, June beetles, Japanese beetles, moths, they are all ugly but to the fish they are an attractive meal.
Note: Fish the BeetleBug near structures like over hanging bushes, reeds and trees along lake shores. Areas where beetles would be most likely to fall into the water. Let it make noise as it lands on water. Don’t forget to give it some motion to mimic a struggling beetle on the water surface.
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Hook Size 8
Three pack for $6.00 or $2.25 each
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