|| HOOK: 100
BODY: Peacock herl
RIB: Gold wire
HACKLE: Grizzly saddle hackle
| Without a doubt the Griffith Gnat
must rank among the easiest dry fly to tie. Simply wrap peacock
herl over the hook then palmer a hackle over the top of it.
Don�t let its simplicity fool you. The fly rides atop the hackle
tips and when viewed from underneath gives a blurred outline
of something that looks vaguely alive. The Griffith Gnat is
often called the Clumper fly because it does an excellent job
of imitating the clusters of male Midge
Emerger that will buzz around and cling to the female as
she layes her eggs. The Griffith Gnat is a standby general searching
pattern that is deadly in western beaver ponds and along the
quiter edges of small creeks and brooks.