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Midnight Sun 

Name Midnight Sun
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 and as noted to the introduction to the series in Salmonfly.Net. To see more flies  in the series, return to Favorite Flies for Steelhead.

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.

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