Published Nov 13. 2023 - 3 weeks ago
Updated or edited Nov 15. 2023

Black Gnat

Here we will be tying the famous wet fly Black Gnat (BG). The BG is a great option for both stream and lake fishing and the fly catches both brown trout, arctic char rainbow and seatrout and more species. The BG is rather simple to tie and totally worth keeping a few in your box because there are times on the river and the lake when you see clouds of small black insects hovering over the water. Inevitably some of these insects will fall into the water and become part of the trouts diet. Use the BG when you see these swarms of bugs in the air and there is no sustained hatch going on. This the BG fly will both work out great as a small dry fly or like I tie it in this video, as a relatively large wet fly. Both are a great imitator for any dark insect. I fish those mostly in the size of: 12, 14, 16, 18 and have had great success here in Iceland with it. It's a must have in your box!


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Hook: Ahrex FW581 #12
Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk 50D black.
Tail: Black cock/rooster.
Body: Black wool or similar material, DMC will do as well.
Hackle: Black rooster saddle.
Wing: Grey mallard duck quill.
Head: UV Solarez Bone Cure.

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