Easy dry flys to tie

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Swandazi, May 7, 2006.

  1. Tony Mull Member

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    feather of the butt. those french!
  2. pintsize New Member

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    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
    http://www.diptera.co.uk/patterns/g/griffiths_gnat.html

    Gray Ugly - Peacock Herl Body and a grizzle hackle at either end.
    http://www.diptera.co.uk/patterns/g/gray_ugly.html

    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

    Materials :-

    Hook - Dry Fly
    Body - Peacock Herl
    Hackle - Grizzle
  3. Allison Banned or Parked

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    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.
  4. ErieSteelhead Guest

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    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.

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/beginners/
  5. essobee Al Corey

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    Hey Swandazi, try either a size 12 or 14 Griffith's Gnat. . . . . .
  6. pintsize New Member

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