Griffith's Gnat, Adult, 18

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    From the banks of the scenic Au Sable River to the crystal clear trout

    waters of New Zealand one of the best ways to snag a hungry trout is

    with a delicate cast and a Griffith's Gnat.

    This classic fly

    pattern imitates an emergent or adult midge or midge cluster and can

    bring huge returns for the prepared angler. The fly was invented by

    American fly fishing legend and founder of Trout Unlimited, George A.

    Griffith, who chose a simple design and common fly tying materials to

    produce one of the world's most effective dry flies.

    Tested on

    Griffith's storied home water and proven along the banks of rivers and

    streams, large and small, far and wide, Griffith's Gnat is the most

    effective adult midge pattern ever tied, period. This simple fly

    pattern is constructed of two ingredients: peacock herl and grizzly

    hackle. It's unique mix of buggy, leggy, and iridescent qualities make

    it a midge imitation feeding fish simply can't resist!
    • Wickedly effective fly pattern developed by Trout Unlimited founder, George A. Griffitth
    • Known for its simple design and use of common materials
    • Midge imitation in the emerger or adult life stage
    • Adult midges are active early in the morning and later in the afternoon
    • During the early part of the day, look for midge clusters above slower water
    • In the afternoon and evening, look for egg-laying females at the water's surface
    • Be extremely careful not to disturb fish holding in slow water when fishing an adult midge pattern
    • It is paramount to angling success that you achieve a drag free drift when fly fishing with an adult midge pattern
    • Longer leaders are very useful when fishing adult midge patterns
    • SIZE 20
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