About the Griffith's Gnat Trout Fly
The Griffith's Gnat is an extremely versatile fishing fly. This pattern gives a good working impression of an emerging midge fighting for its freedom, and therefore is best fished during sunny spells when midges are hatching.
The key to this patterns success lies in how it stands high on the surface film of the water. The tips of the hackle barbs leave tiny footprints on the surface of the water which mimic those created by the legs of a real insect.
It can also makes an excellent grayling pattern.
This fly is used between March and October for trout, during sunny spells. Out of the Trout Season, this is still a great fly for catching Grayling.
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
- 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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