Griffith’s Gnat Emerger

Here is the Griffith’s Gnat Emerger, peacock version.Griffith's Gnat Emerger Peacock Version | www.johnkreft.com

And the tan version.

Griffith's Gnat Emerger Tan Version | www.johnkreft.com

Materials

 

Hook:

Dai Riki 125 or TMC 2488 #20

Thread:

8/0 Uni olive dun

Trailing shuck:

Mayfly brown zelon

Body:

Working thread

Thorax:

Peacock

Hackle:

Grizzly

 

Here is the fly pattern sheet for the tan version.

Materials

 

Hook:

Dai Riki 125 or TMC 2488 #20

Thread:

8/0 Uni tan

Trailing shuck:

Tan zelon

Body:

Working thread

Thorax:

Superfine dubbing, tan

Hackle:

White or light grizzly

 

Directions:

  1. Begin thread on hook and attach tail material. Continue winding thread around bend of hook.
  2. Wind thread forward with touching turns just past hook point.
  3. Attach a couple pieces of peacock and wrap thorax with 2 – 3 turns. Tie off and trim.
  4. Select hackle one size smaller than hook size, tie in and complete 2 – 3 wraps. Tie off and trim.
  5. Whip finish to complete fly.

 

Here is a link to the blog from Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, MT. It was a recent Fly of the Week. HERE

Watch Craig tie the fly:

 

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