Fly Tying the Griffiths Gnat Midge (cluster) Fly pattern – Piscator Flies

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Griffith’s Gnat is a well known and highly effective fly pattern for trout and other insectivore fish. It can represent a midge (cluster), mayfly or general insect.

For larger sizes, use 2 peacock herls, and smaller use just 1. Grizzly hackle can be found from saddles, capes or Whiting 100 packs. Smaller sizes will be easier to find in capes while saddles usually have a range of feather sizes (#14-18 for example). A hackle gauge will help you select the proper size of hackle for the size of fly you are tying.

The pattern is quite simple and so tying the Griffith’s Gnat into smaller sizes (#18-24) is easy to do.

Griffith’s Gnat

Hook: Mustad R50-94840 #14-24
Thread: Black
Body: Peacock herl
Rib: Fine copper wire
Hackle: Grizzly hackle

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