Griffith's Gnat Emerger
“The Griffith’s Gnat Emerger is another wonderful pattern from the good folks out at Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, Montana. It may look more complex than a standard Griffith’s Gnat but I actually find it easier to tie. I really like how it can be skittered on the water’s surface to imitate a midge natural.”
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|Hook:||Dai-Riki 125 size 20-22 or a Light wire hook. [Depending on fishing depth.]|
|Thread:||Light Olive 8/0.|
|Body:||Light Olive Thread.|
|Shuck:||Golden Brown Antron or similar.|
|Hackle:||Grizzly to hook size.|
- Debarb the hook and mount it in the vise.
- Start the thread behind the eye and wrap to the 1/3 point on the hook.
- Tie in a few strands of antron for the trailing shuck. Be sure the antron is the full length of the shank so that the body remains uniform.
- Tie the antron down the shank of the hook and return the thread to the 1/3 point on the shank. The slim body has now been formed.
- Tie in the Grizzly hack a the 1/3 point on the hook.
- Tie on single strand of peacock herl at the 1/3 point of the shank. With the thread behind the eye, bring forward the herl to form a thorax. Tie off the herl and clip.
- Wrap the Grizzly hackle forward through the thorax. Tie off and clip the hackle.
- Form a head and seal with head cement.
T. Hargrove Fly Fishing Inc,
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
Phone - 314.968.4223
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