This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Griffith’s Gnat Emerger fly.
This is another great fly pattern from Craig Mathews at Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, MT. He created a variant of the Griffith’s Gnat with his Zelon Midge and the result was the Griffith’s Gnat Emerger fly.
If you are a frequent RiverKeeper Flies reader, you surely recognize Craig’s name along with Blue Ribbon Flies. I have many of their fly patterns on the website. In addition, I wrote a couple of blogs – Craig Mathews and Blue Ribbon Flies and Craig Mathews Winter Seminar which includes pictures of flies he tied. Both of these posts are popular here at RiverKeeper Flies.
The pattern used peacock for the thorax. Since the first one, a tan version was created.
These two flies are tied on a size 20 hook. This picture puts the size of the flies into perspective.