I actually invented the midnight stonefly pattern for the area of the central Sierra Nevadas near where I live. The fly is weighted without needing a beadhead because of the matierials used to tie it. It is a very easy pattern to tie and can catch fish from early-to-mid season. What materials you will need to tie it:
- 1 Size 6-8 long-shanked hook
- 2-3 Inches of black pipecleaner
- Some inner fur of a german shepherd or similar dog
For those of you who have fancy vices at home this should be a lot easier for you than me, I have to ty all of them in hand.
My picture of it is not the best quality but should help at least a little in tying the fly.
Tight lines and happy holidays!