Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions ties a variant of Craig Mathew's Griffith's Gnat Emerger. Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies–in West Yellowstone, Montana–combined the original Griffith's Gnat pattern with his own Zelon Emerger to create the Griffith’s Gnat Emerger.
According to Mathews, the hybrid pattern works great on fish seeking individual midges and actually works as an imitation of almost any small insect.
Hook: Dai-Riki #125, size 20
Thread: Light olive, 8/0 or 70-denier
Trailing shuck: Golden brown Antron yarn
Hackle: Grizzly saddle hackle, slightly undersize
Thorax: Peacock herl
Head: Tying thread
Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and is on a quest to map the best places for fly fishing in America. He created the DIY Fly Fishing App to share this information and help you find new places to fish.
[Video] How to tie Barr’s BWO Emerger
[Video] Davie McPhail’s Caddis Pupa Emerger
[Video] The Simplest Blue Winged Olive – Ever!
[Video] CDC Soft Hackle Caddis Emerger
Tying Flies with Davie McPhail Small Emerger Caddis
[Video] How to Tie a Slate Drake Emerger
[Video] Rosenbauer’s Lucky Rabbit Foot Emerger
[Video] Davy Wotton Cinnamon & Brown Emerger Caddis (Variant)