What do you guys think of the idea of using a Pale Yellow/Orange # 2 Lead Pencil for the basis of making a few Beetle Bugs for Bluegill/Trout? I'm tinkering with the idea of cutting the wood pencil into 3/16th inch segments, splitting in half to remove the lead and using a good epoxy to glue in an appropriate size Hook along with some close-clipped hair as a pseudo wing-tip. Sand down the edges and paint them black on the underside and little dots on top to imitate wing casings. 50 or 60 years ago these were a real killer on nesting 'Gills and Crappie but now I can't find them anywhere. Back then they were made out of very small cupped Tin bodies with a tiny drop of Solder to position and hold a size 16 or 18 thin wire hook slightly bent to the shape of the shell. This is probably just a "pipe dream" from an old Coot that is falling off in the deeper hole of the "retirement pool" but I'm getting ready to head down into Missouri Trout fishing with 4 "younger Bucks" and I sure would love to hand them a different kind of Fly and say "Here, try one of these and make sure you've got a good holt on yer Flyrod before this Bug hits the water."