Hook: Mustad C53S, size 10-12
Thread: Black 70 denier Ultra Thread
Tail: Harder’s Bloody Black Hare E Ice Dubbing, Black Goose Biots
Body: All beads black unless otherwise noted. One 5/32nd, One Red 5/32nd Hot Bead, One 1/8th, Two 7/64th, and Three 3/32nd beads.
Hackle 1: Light Dun CDC trimmed to length to suggest gills.
Thorax: Black Rabbit Dubbing
Legs: Small Round Rubber, two legs per side
Hackle 2: English Grouse
Begin by placing beads on hook in order as noted in recipe.
Tilt hook down in vise, dub a small ball of Harders Bloody Black 3/16ths of an inch behind bead, apply goose biots and finish dubbing small amount over top and whip finish. Place small amount of Zap a Gap on thread finish
Tilt hook back to normal position and push beads down on to dubbing and over the whip finish. Reattach thread between black 1/8th bead and red 5/32nd bead. Select quality Light Dun CDC feather, attach and wrap like hackle for 3 to 4 turns. Whip finish.
Pull CDC hackle up and trim. Redistribute hackle back around hook. Apply small amount of Zap.
Push red 5/32nd bead back over whip finish and wraps and hold until Zap grabs.
Reattach thread for last time and dub black rabbit tightly to fill void between beads.
Wrap thread tightly in middle of dubbing to make a firm area to tie in legs.
Attach legs two per side.
Pull legs straight up and trim around one inch mark
This is how fly should look from top view at this point
Prepare an English Grouse feather by stripping fluff from bottom leaving a small amount. Trim stem 1/16th longer, enough to be caught in with thread. Affix hackle and apply a healthy drop of Zap a Gap(not enough to run). Wind hackle through Zap, catch with thread and trim. Whip finish and stroke fibers into place.
Use gloss coat to finish head wraps. The very durable Black Widow is now finished! This is an exceptional attractor and delivery fly for high water and whenever black stoneflies are present.
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