Published Nov 27. 2023 - 3 months ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2023

Mercury Black Beauty

Here we will be tying the fly Mercury Black Beauty by Pat Dorsey. The fly is a great option for both stream and lake fishing when tied in small hook sizes like #16-24. The fly is originally from Arizona in the US, but similar patterns in similar sizes you can probably find worldwide just with different names. The fly catches both brown trout and arctic char and has been successful for me personally especially when the fish is picky and not willing to take the ordinary patterns. Mercury Black Beauty is a simple pattern to tie and totally worth keeping a few in your box when you go fishing.


Author: Pat Dorsey.
Hook: Ahrex FW502 #16
Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk 50D black.
Rib: UNI small silver wire.
Body: The thread.
Bead: Clear small glass bead.
Collar: Fine black dubbing (I'm using fur from rabbit zonker strips).
Head: UV Solarez Bone Cure.

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