Black Beauty

Black Beauty


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.


Materials Needed:

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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