Midnight Sun (Combs Winter Series)
Category: Winter Steelhead
Hook: Daiichi 2050 (Alec Jackson Spey) Size 3
Thread: Danville fluorescent orange, 3/0
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Tail: Orange and yellow hackle fibers
Body: Fluorescent orange floss over flat silver tinsel
Rib: Flat silver tinsel
First Wing: White marabou over several strands of pearl Krystal Flash
Second Wing: White marabou
Throat: Orange and yellow marabou
Third Wing: Orange over yellow marabou
Collar: Rose-red hackle
Midnight Sun is one of the Trey Combs Winter Series flies that he writes about in his fine book, Steelhead Fly Fishing.
Notes: Trey Combs writes in Fly Fishing for Steelhead that the Winter Series flies are designed to sink well in deep pools, attract well in soft currents, but swim upright, without turning over in heavy tailouts. He ties the slim body with single strand floss over flat silver tinsel that causes it to glow when wet. Tie the bunches of marabou for the wings in three parts, each shorter then the one before with the butts covered by the collar.