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Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Step 2

Wrap back over the wire forming a smooth body back to about halfway down the hook bend. Return the thread to the starting point.

Step 3

Spiral wrap the wire forward over the body to the front and tie off. Break off the excess wire.

Step 4

Dub a small ball of dubbing at the head behind the eye. Whip finish and clip the thread.

Black Beauty

Recipe: Hook: TMC 2487 #16-24 Thread: 70 Denier Black Rib: Fine Copper Wire Head: Black Superfine Dubbing

Step 1

Start the thread just behind the hook eye. Tie in a piece of copper wire at the front of the hook.

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