Here is the fly pattern sheet for Pat Dorsey’s Black Beauty Midge.

Black Beauty Midge - Daiichi 1100 #22 | www.johnkreft.com

And two more examples below. On the left is a #22 Mercury Black Beauty by adding an extra small glass bead. The fly on the right is tied on a #22 Daiichi 1140.

Mercury Black Beauty - Daiichi 1100 #22 | www.johnkreft.com
Black Beauty Midge - Daiichi 1140 #22 | www.johnkreft.com

Materials

Hook:

Daiichi 1100 or Daiichi 1140, #18-22

Thread:

Black UTC 70 denier or UNI-Nylon 70 denier

Body:

Use thread for body

Rib:

Copper UTC Ultra Wire (Small for #18-20) & (Extra Small for #22-24)

Thorax:

Black UV2 Fine & Dry dubbing

Note:

  • Mercury Black Beauty – just add a Spirit River Hi-Lite Glass Bead Quick Silver (SL) Extra Small

Read more about the Black Beauty in this Throw Back Thursday Fly post HERE.

Here is a link where Pat Dorsey demonstrates how to tie the fly.