The Black Beetle can be used under overhanging trees and bushes. It can be used throughout the year but especially in the Autumn when there are swarms of black beetles. The foam body allows the fly to sit in the surface and the legs act as trigger factors for the fish. this pattern is best fished with a floating line and long leader with occasional twitches. Alternatively, it could be used with an intermediate or sinking line and fished below the surface. It is not recommended for Catch and Release fishing if used sunk.