The Griffith’s Gnat has been and is a successful fly for catching fish.  The standard Griffith’s Gnat with Peacock Herl and grizzly hackle works well most of the times but on a Sunny date, this tan color will out do the standard.  It seems as I get older, adding a foam parachute allow my eyes to see and follow the fly.



  • Hook: Tiemco TMC200r, or TMC101, or TMC100BL
  • Hook Size: 14, 16, 18, 20
  • Body: Tan Chenille
  • Hackle: Light Ginger, or Ginger
  • Thread: UNI-Thread 8/0 or 6/0, Tan
  • Parachute: White Foam

Tying Steps


Fishing Instructions: Dry fly dead drift