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Quick Tie - No Herl Griffiths Gnat


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#1 fshng84

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 01:28 PM

Here is a simple tie for an already simple pattern... it's a Griffith's Gnat less the Peacock Herl. Mainly use this one as a trailing fly to a tandem rigged lead streamer like a Wooley Bugger or Near Deere.
 
It's fished wet but can be fished dry as well. Tends to do well when "bugs" are emerging have hatched but seem to have not made the final push to fly off... instead they sink and become food for hungry trout!
 
Recipe:
Size 14-18 dry fly hook
Black Dacron Tying Thread
Grizzly Hackle - long... at least 2" or more in length
 
 


#2 flytire

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 01:41 PM

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ive used dubbed bodies for griffiths gnat variations

 

very successful on the green river in utah


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#3 fshng84

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 09:45 PM

Cool!  Good to know other variants work... will have to try dubbing, too!



#4 Piker20

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 12:10 PM

Personally I think the iridescent is half the appeal in the gnat. When I don't want use herl I have found a body of UV tinsel can be very effective. Especially in smaller sixes and when fish seem preoccupied on small caenis. 


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#5 tjm

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 04:00 PM

Just the herl without the hackle catches fish. But, I have tied 'wooly worms' (I called them) just as illustrated.