Griffith’s Gnat Fly


Enhance your fly box with the Griffith’s Gnat Fly, a must-have for every angler. This fly’s lifelike design, featuring an iridescent peacock herl body and grizzly hackle, mimics a cluster of midges, making it irresistible to trout. Perfect for dry fly fishing in lakes, rivers, and streams, it excels in versatility and effectiveness. Whether you’re targeting rainbow, brown, or brook trout, this durable and easy-to-use fly promises exceptional results. Elevate your fishing experience and boost your catch rate with the proven performance of Griffith’s Gnat Fly. This pattern comes in two colors and four hook sizes #14, 16, #18, and #20.

See the description section below for more info, on how and where to fish this pattern, and casting techniques to use.


SKU: 100-030105 Category: Tag:

Griffith's Gnat Fly - Black
100-030105H14-01BlackHook #14 US$3.00
Griffith's Gnat Fly - Black
100-030105H16-01BlackHook #16 US$3.00
Griffith's Gnat Fly - Black
100-030105H18-01BlackHook #18 US$3.00
Griffith's Gnat Fly - Black
100-030105H20-01BlackHook #20 US$3.00
Griffith's Gnat Fly - Olive
100-030105H14-02OliveHook #14 US$3.00
Griffith's Gnat Fly - Olive
100-030105H16-02OliveHook #16 US$3.00
Griffith's Gnat Fly - Olive
100-030105H18-02OliveHook #18 US$3.00
Griffith's Gnat Fly - Olive
100-030105H20-02OliveHook #20 US$3.00

Griffith’s Gnat Fly

Introducing the Griffith’s Gnat Fly, an indispensable asset for any angler’s fly collection. This small buggy looking fly is renowned for its effectiveness and versatility. It mimics the appearance of a small, clustered group of midges – a favorite snack for trout. Its unique design, featuring a peacock herl body and grizzly hackle, creates a lifelike, irresistible profile. Fish can’t help but take a nibble!

Its body is constructed from peacock herl, which gives it a natural iridescent sheen that catches the light beautifully, mimicking the appearance of midge bodies. The fly is wrapped with a fine grizzly hackle, creating a spiky, buggy look that simulates the legs and wings of a midge cluster. This combination of materials not only enhances its realism but also ensures buoyancy, allowing it to float naturally on the water’s surface.

Perfect for both still waters and flowing streams, Griffith’s Gnat excels in versatility. This fly’s ability to float delicately on the water’s surface makes it particularly effective for dry fly fishing, drawing trout to rise and strike. Whether you’re targeting rainbow, brown, or brook trout, this fly is a proven winner.

Not only is Griffith’s Gnat effective, but it’s also durable and easy to use. Crafted with high-quality materials, it stands up to the elements and the occasional rough handling. Plus, its straightforward design means even novice fly tyers can whip up a batch without breaking a sweat.

How to Fish Griffith’s Gnat Fly

The Griffith’s Gnat is predominantly fished as a dry fly, making it ideal for targeting surface-feeding trout. Here are a few tips on how to fish it effectively:

Dead Drift: Cast upstream and let the fly drift naturally with the current. Ensure there is no drag on the line so the fly appears as natural as possible. This technique is highly effective in calm waters where fish are sipping midges from the surface.

Skittering: In slower waters, you can add a slight twitch to your line to make the fly skitter across the surface, imitating the movement of emerging insects. This can entice more aggressive strikes from trout.

Dry dropper: Pair the Griffith’s Gnat with a bigger, more visual fly as an indicator.


Where to Use It

The Griffith’s Gnat is versatile and performs well in various environments:

Lakes and Ponds: Particularly effective in still waters where midges often congregate.
Rivers and Streams: Ideal for slower runs and pools where trout are likely to feed on surface insects.
Spring Creeks: Perfect for these nutrient-rich waters where insect activity is high, and trout are consistently feeding on the surface.

Casting Technique

For Griffith’s Gnat, precision is key. Use a light, delicate presentation to avoid spooking wary trout. A few casting techniques to consider:

Roll Cast: Effective in tight spaces with limited backcasting room. It allows you to present the fly delicately without disturbing the water too much.
Reach Cast: This technique helps in managing drag by allowing you to place your fly upstream of your line, ensuring a natural drift.
Parachute Cast: Useful for placing your fly gently on the water’s surface, minimizing splash, and maximizing the natural presentation.

This pattern comes in two colors and four hook sizes #14, 16, #18, and #20.


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