Midnight Fire Balanced Leech

Curtis Fry December, 2018

Leeches come in all sorts of colors and variations within colors, so it's never a bad thing to cover a lot of color bases when you're tying leeches. The Midnight Fire color scheme is one of my favorites that covers a good range of leech colors and the fish seem to really love. Originally shown to me as a chenille color by my late friend Dennis Brakke, I tend to have more midnight fire style leeches and buggers in my boxes than a lot of other mixes. And thanks to our buddy John Rohmer, the dubbing jam master himself, we've got a few dubbing mixes now that feature this color combo. So, as similar to one of my other favorite Midnight Fire patterns we did here, this one is tied balanced style but has a dual color tail with a collar from a recent squirrel mix we did. It's a fun tie, so give it a try. Note that while I use the awesome squirrel dub mix from a previous video, you can also use straight diamond dub in Blood Leech if you prefer. I still like the color, flash and texture variation of squirrel but you'll be ok with diamond dub if you need to.

Material List
  • Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 10
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Black
  • Bead: Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads - Fl. Screaming Red - 3.5mm (9/64")
  • Tail Accent: Holographic Flashabou - Cranberry - 6942
  • Tail: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Burgundy
  • Tail 2: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Black (UV)
  • Body: Arizona Diamond Dub - Midnight Fire
  • Collar 1: Whole Pine Squirrel Skins - Leech Red
  • Collar 2: Ice Dub - Claret
  • Collar 3: Ice Dub - UV Pearl
  • Collar 4: Ice Dub - Red
  • Tools Used: Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner, Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

$1.99
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

$8.95
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou

Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou

$3.95
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub

Arizona Diamond Dub

$2.95
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

$3.25
Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook
Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook

Firehole Sticks 516 Jig Hook

$7.25
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads

Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads

$8.25
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

$2.99
Hanak H 450 BL Jig Hook
Hanak H 450 BL Jig Hook

Hanak H 450 BL Jig Hook

$8.95
Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier
Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

$3.99
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads

Firehole Stones Neon Matte Tungsten Beads

$8.25