Here is the fly pattern sheet for the Griffiths Gnat.
Daiichi 1180, 1182, TMC 100 size 16 – 20
Black or olive 8/0
Optional: use small gold wire to counter-wrap through the hackle to provide additional strength.
- Start thread on hook and advance to barb.
- Tie on hackle.
- Tie on peacock herl.
- Wrap peacock herl forward and tie off.
- Spiral hackle forward and tie off.
- Form head and whip finish or use half hitches to complete fly. Trim thread.
This fly incorporates only two materials – peacock & grizzly hackle. For more information on the “magic” materials, check out my blog post – Magic Fly Materials – Peacock and Grizzly.