Skip to main content Skip to main content

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.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

Popular Videos

How to Tie the Amy

How to Tie the Amy's Ant Fly

The Amy's Ant Fly, by Jack Dennis, was first designed for the Jackson Hole One Fly. Charlie Craven will show you to tie one up in this step-by-step video guide.

How to Choose the Right Hook for Fly Tying

How to Choose the Right Hook for Fly Tying

Charlie Craven talks in-depth about hooks for fly tying, specific sizes to use, why certain hooks are used over others, and more.

Tying Gerbec

Tying Gerbec's Resting Caddis Fly

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to tie Gerbec's Resting Caddis fly and the materials you'll need.

See All Videos

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Fly Fisherman App

Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Fly Fisherman stories delivered right to your inbox.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Fly Fisherman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now