Griffith's Gnat

This dry fly imitates a midge or a cluster of midges.


The Griffith's Gnat imitates a lot of different insects. Created by George Griffith, one of the founders of Trout Unlimited, it's a buggy dry fly and can be fished a number of different ways. It looks like a tiny woolly bugger with no tail and has the same effect on fish. One of the best all-around Midge flies to have in your box. Tip: Fish this midge dry fly behind a larger dry. Color, Natural
Sizes: 16, 18, 20, 22.
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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 19 reviews


19 of 19 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 3/5

    bumble - 5/4/2015

    I learned to tie this fly over 60 years ago. It was the first dry fly I learned to tie and I still it today. This fly dates back to the 15th century and was called a palmer hackle and then a bumble. the Griffith's Gnat is a peacock body... grizzly hackle bumble. It a good fly for midge fishing but not the best bumble midge pattern.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Gnat pattern - 4/1/2015
    By: from Pittsburgh Area
    Top 500 Contributor

    I got this pattern for the midge hatch. I didn't not have any midge patterns and needed to fill my box. I'm impressed with the color and size. Cannot wait to try them out!

  • 5/5

    Convincing gnat - 12/18/2014
    By: from Boston -> White Mountains
    Top 1000 Contributor

    Great fly, got it in a 20-26 and I'm looking forward to snagging some hogs with it

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Must have fly! Griffiths gnat - 7/4/2014

    This is a must have fly for any situation when trout are eating midges, gnats or any other small insect or cluster of bugs. East to see even at size 20 and these flys hold up well.

  • 5/5

    Versatile Griffith’s Gnat - 1/11/2014
    By: from Alexandria, VA
    Top 10 Contributor

    I first learned of this fly during an Orvis Days presentation at the Tysons Corner, Virginia store several years ago. Well tied and versatile, this fly has consistently produced on waters all over the country.

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  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Quality fly - 7/23/2012
    By: from Missouri

    My recent purchase of the Griffiths' Gnat did not disappoint. The flies were a quality tie and as advertised. Very pleased since I can no longer tie the small ones.

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