“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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||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.
Fish this emerger as you would any emerger throughout the water column. Fish it with or without an indicator.
- 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.
Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
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