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Griffiths Gnat

The Griffiths Gnat is the brain child of George A Griffiths. Mr Griffiths tied the fly with a peacock body palmered with grizzly hackle. ​ Griffiths introduced the fly to Dr Ernest Schwiebert who popularized the fly in his classic book “Nympha.” ​ Schweirbert told me he thought the Trout took the Gnat for a cluster of resting or mating midges on the surface film. ​ Anytime I can incorporate peacock into a Spring Creek pattern I do, so I sick with the peacock body. I tie it in sizes 18 to 28. ​ Mr Griffiths pattern is my “go to” pattern when adult diptera are on the water.

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