About the Griffith's Gnat Trout Fly
The Griffith's Gnat is an extremely versatile fly.
It gives a good working impression of a emerging midge fighting for its freedom.
A definite "must have fly" in ones' flybox around the world!
Griffith's Gnat stands high on the surface of the water; that's the key to its success. The tips of the hackle barbs must leave tiny footprints on the surface of the water mimicing to those created by the legs of a real insect.
This fly is an excellent Grayling pattern
Creator of this trout fly:
Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey
Country of origin for this trout fly: England
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams, Still Water fish
- Hook : 16 - 26
- Thread : Black
- Body : Peacock herl
- Palmered Hackle : Grizzle
Match the hackle fibre length proportionally to the hook size
Comments from other fly fishermen
I am a huge fan of this fly as it is simple to make, deadly in effect and an indispensable part of my arsenal. I would, however, query the origin of this fly as the only references I have found on the origins of this fly are from the states either from Michigan or Pensylvania, not from England.
For anyone new to fly fishing I would heartily recommend trying this fly. Do not be deceived by the fact it looks like no bug on the water, it acts as a natural trigger for even the wiliest of Brown trout - 5 out of 5 Stars by Bil on 01/07/2010
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