Griffith's Gnat

Fly Name
Hook 14-18
Thread black & fine silver wire
Wings none
Tails none
Body peacock herl
Hackle grizzly

Griffiths Gnat

Griffiths Gnat

Attach thread base to hook shank and tie in fine wire and grizzly hackle. First prepare hackle by stripping away fibers from its stem base. Next tie in with 4 or 5 tight thread wraps.

Griffiths Gnat

Tie in 2 or 3 strands of peacock herl with 5 tight thread wraps.

Griffiths Gnat

Evenly wind peacock herl to form the body. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Next rib the body with the fine wire and secure with another 5 tight wraps. This protects the herl from damage.

Griffiths Gnat

Evenly wind hackle in a somewhat dense pattern. Secure hackle with 5 tight thread wraps.

Griffiths Gnat

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems.

This fly mimics a cluster of recently hatched midges. I like it because I can use a larger fly than a single natural midge. It's more visible to both the fish and to me. The larger hook gives you a better chance of landing that big one.

Griffiths Gnat

Griffiths Gnat


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