Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Swandazi, May 7, 2006.
feather of the butt. those french!
Easiest Dry flies to tie have got to be either the Griffiths Gnat or Gray Ugly.
Griffiths Gnat - Peacock Herl Body and a grizzle hackle palmered
Gray Ugly - Peacock Herl Body and a grizzle hackle at either end.
Both are great searching flies.
I've created a step by step for the Griffith's Gnat for anyone who needs it. All photo's
Tying instructions for the Griffith's Gnat
Hook - Dry Fly
Body - Peacock Herl
Hackle - Grizzle
Yep, the Gnat is an easy one, it's basically a micro Wooly Worm---but it doesn't teach you how to do a lot of the hard stuff that you need to learn to tie dries, like wings and such.
iagree 100% Great for beginners. It's important to start with the first fly in it and work your way up. Don't feel bad about having to tie any pattern on there. I have caught quite a few fish on all of them. The basic dry fly pattern is a good primer for almost all dries. I still use the (I think he called it a tiny or ez nymph) frequently. Only i switched regular phesant tail feathers for peacock wing feathers and got better results.
Hey Swandazi, try either a size 12 or 14 Griffith's Gnat. . . . . .
There are now three sites in the UK with photographic step by step fly tying tutorials of patterns we use here. You might find these interesting.