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Black Gnat Traditional Fly

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Hook Brand

  • Barbed
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  • 1-3 Days
  • 3 Pack: $4.62, £3.60, 4.26
  • 12 Pack: $15.40, £12.00, 14.20
    (12 flies for the price of 10)
  • Selection Total: $4.62

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When should I fish with the Black Gnat Traditional?

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About the Black Gnat Traditional Trout Fly

The Traditional Black Gnat has had a home in fly boxes for well over 100 years because it has proven to be successful right through the season.

It is an imitation of a wide number of naturals. in spring, and again in autumn, black gnats can be seen swarming near the surface. Although the spring and autumn flies are not the same species, they are so similar that for angling purposes we can treat them as one.

On rivers and streams, black gnat clouds are frequently densest over the slower sections. Mating pairs are particularly vulnerable in blustery weather and fall to the surface, where trout are only too pleased to consume them.

Expert Tip:

The black gnat is an imitation of a wide number of naturals; producing outstanding sport for us fly fishermen.

The naturals land on the water either after mating or are blown there, so the trout young and old are used to seeing this 'pattern' float by!

For the lake fisher, the black gnat is an insect of the margins, often preferring the shade beneath overhanging trees. Any darkish dry fly of the right size (16 or 18) is usually acceptable provided it is fished on a fine leader.

Country of origin for this trout fly: UK / USA

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Rivers & Streams, Still Water

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