Lt. Griffith’s Gnat

Lt. Griffith’s Gnat

hook your favorite dry fly hook
hook size(s) 18-24
thread 8/0 – 12/0 light tan or cream
body bleached peacock or light creamy ginger ostrich herl
hackle-body light ginger grizzly, palmer wrapped 5 turns

notes: This is my variation of a classic created by one of the founders of Trout unlimited. I have found it an excellent pattern representing lighter colored midge and micro caddis adults. I have not had a need to use any other patterns than this one and the traditional Griffith’s Gnat to mimic adult midges.

submitted by: Jerry L. Case at