Many people overlook the old Griffith's Gnat and think of it as a pattern of days gone by. But for me, it's a great searching pattern. An effective fly throughout the year that excels in winter when the midges are about. When there's a break in the winter weather and the midges are on the water I fish the G-Gnat. It's an easy pattern to tie and it only requires a couple of materials. It makes an excellent indicator fly as well, team it up with a Wire Head Pheasant Tail and have at it.
|my #1 winter dry fly the Griffith's Gnat|
Hook: dry #14-18
Thread: Danville 70 denier in red
Body: peacock herl