Griffith’s Gnat

$2.50

The Griffith’s Gnat is one of the most versatile midge patterns ever fished. In larger sizes (#14-18) it imitates midge clusters and in smaller sizes #20-22) it imitates single midges. We recommend carrying a standard Griffith’s Gnat and a Hi-Vis Griffith’s Gnat. The Hi-Vis variation is easy to see in high glare situations or in foam lines (mats) where it can be difficult to find your fly.

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The Griffith’s Gnat is one of the most versatile midge patterns ever fished. In larger sizes (#14-18) it imitates midge clusters and in smaller sizes #20-24) it imitates single midges. We recommend carrying a standard Griffith’s Gnat and a Hi-Vis Griffith’s Gnat. The Hi-Vis variation is easy to see in high glare situations or in foam lines (mats) where it can be difficult to find your fly.

Fishing Strategies

More times than not, you’ll use a Griffith’s Gnat to imitate individual adult midges in sizes (#20-24). It is a proven pattern that fools fish during the height of a midge hatch. As a general rule, the best midge hatches occur during the last two hours before dark. This is technical dry fly fishing, which requires long leaders and 7X tippet. The standard Griffith Gnat may be hard to see in low light or harsh glare. If you are having difficulty locating your fly on the water try a Hi-Vis Griffith Gnat. A Griffith Gnat works well for dry and dropper rigs too. We recommend trailing a tungsten Mercury Flashback Beauty or a Mercury Brassie with 18-24 inches of 6X tippet when trout are keying on midge pupa just below the surface.

Recipe:

Hook: #20-22 Tiemco 100
Thread: Black UTC 70 Denier
Abdomen: Peacock herl (eye)
Hackle: Grizzly rooster

Additional information

Size

20, 22

Variation

Hi-Vis

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