Library Step by Step Griffith's Gnat Dry Fly - Tying Instrucions

Griffith's Gnat Dry Fly - Tying Instrucions

When beginning to fly fish, one wonders if a big fish might be caught using such small fly…Created by George Griffith, one of the founders of Trout Unlimited, this pattern imitates midges, midge emergers, midge clusters, even tiny mayflies. It is a simple but very effective pattern. The Griffith View more...
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 Griffith’s Gnat
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MATERIALSHook: dry fly hook (TMC 100 or similar) in sizes #16 to #28.Body: at least one peacock herl fiber.Hackle: grizzly rooster feather (saddle).
Steps

Step 1

Tie the rooster feather by its base. Length should be 1 ½ times the hook gape.

Fly tying -  Griffith’s Gnat  - Step 1

Step 2

At the same place, by its tips, tie one or more peacock herl fiber.Just one long fiber should be enough for tying this fly in every size. Depending on hook size, if the loop technique is applied it is better to use two or more fibers.

Fly tying -  Griffith’s Gnat  - Step 2

Step 3

Wrap the peacock herl to shape the body of the fly.

Fly tying -  Griffith’s Gnat  - Step 3

Step 4

Wrap the rooster feather palmered up until it reaches the hook eye. Tie off and cement.

Fly tying -  Griffith’s Gnat  - Step 4

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