This fly was developed by Pat Dorsey, who guides on the South Platte River in Colorado. The Black Beauty is a versatile little fly that catches fish in tailwaters and freestones.
Hook: TMC 2487 or 2488, #16-24
Thread/Body: Black UTC 70 Denier (the 70 denier makes a really shiny, smooth body and builds quickly; it works great down to about a size twenty-two but is a little too big for flies smaller than that) or 8/0 Black. Veevus 16/0 works great if you want to tie 24's or even 26's.
Rib: Extra small (#22-28) or small (#16-20) copper wire.
Head: Black possum or rabbit dubbing
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