It's a dry fly, and an effective one at that. Cast it in front of a rising fish, or launch it out and set a trap.Just a quick question on the Griffiths gnat, I fish a smallish Stillwater and looking at the returns book this fly has good success how would you fish it please?
Thanks for the advice Bob I will give it a go next time over at MartonRetropgav76
looking at your location I am guessing you are fishing Marton.
I use tapered leader 9ft ending in tippet ring add another 6ft tippet. Size 16 Griffiths seems to work best. Sometimes they want it static so just let it drift in the breeze, othertimes the occasional 6inch pull will bring the fish up. There are a fair number of rudd in Dons and St Marys which seem to home in on a moving Griffiths not such a problem on Woodside.
I fish Marton couple of times a week and since the end of lockdown have caught 90% on Griffiths, F-Fly and Shipmans are my backups again Size 16
Keep degreasing your tippet it makes a vast difference to getting takes
Just tied this and it looks good. Keen to give it a go next time I'm out. Another favourite fly of mine is a parachute adams, so I'm trying a paraloop adams using the body material as the post. I'll probably make 2 kinds, with the loop along the body and with a smaller loop close to the head, as both have been made. I put a drop of uv epoxy onto the post to strengthen it and it still seems to pull over and tighten OK.If you tie your own, Barry Ord-Clarke's pattern for the 'para-loop Griffith's Gnat' is quite easy to tie, looks very good, is easy to see on the water and works very well.