Hi Vis Griffin Gnat Fly Tying Instructions
The High Vis Griffith Gnat is a great midge pattern. The Griffith Gnat is made to be fished dry on the top of the water. The Griffith Gnat is a very simple fly to tie. It is great for a beginner looking to tie their first dry fly. The “Hi Vis” spot stands for “high visibility”. The orange splash makes it east to see the tiny fly on the water. Other colors such as pink and chartreuse can be used to the same effect. My favorite color is orange, it just stands out to me.
The Griffith Gnat does not imitate one midge specifically. In fact, it imitates a whole bunch of midges, a whole bunch meaning a “cluster”. When midges hatch, they often bunch together in cluster. Fish love this! They can take a mouthful of 20 midges at a time and that is much better than eating them one by one. The Griffith Gnat remains to be the most effective midge pattern out there. Do not be caught without them!
High Vis Griffith Gnat Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #18-24 Tiemco 101>>
Thread: Black UTC 70>>
Hi Vis Post: Brightly Colored Antron Yarn>>
Body: Peacock Herl>>
Hackle: Grizzly Hackle>>