Griffiths GnatsThat’s the goal for today. I’ll be heading out the door in an hour, down into a valley to drop these bombs on a few unsuspecting hungry brown trout. Lets hope they are up for it, I know I am. Next few days should make for some excellent trout fishing around the area. If I don’t get a chance to fish these flies today I have a feeling a fat SMB will find it’s way to trout lips. Either way it is sure to be an excellent day with temps in the upper 30’s to low 40’s. I’ll be bringing the snowshoes just in case and more importantly a thermometer. Temp that creek.



Griffiths GnatsGriffiths Gnat (Sometimes Simple is so Elegant)

  • Hook: #18 Dry Fly
  • Thread: 70 Denier UTC
  • Body: Peacock Herl
  • Hackle: Medium Dun
  • Head: Tying Thread

These are simple and quick flies to tie yet super effective basically all year round. Use a bit of super glue before palmering the peacock forward to make these bugger last a handful of healthy hits from trout teeth, these flies will get pounded so make them strong. A few of these I tried counter wrapping some super thin copper wire to see if it will aid in the strength. With that the sun is coming out…time to get on the road. Peace


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