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#9904427 - 04/13/14 12:55 PM Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook
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Here is a variant of the Griffith's Gnat to try for Bluegill - Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook. It's simple and few material is needed. Used a Caddis Hook and Olive Tying Thread; did not have any dry fly hooks or black tying thread. smile


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#9911561 - 04/15/14 11:39 PM Re: Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook [Re: fshng84]
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Cold front came and changed the pattern slightly.... noticed bugs flying about and ripples in the water where something was feeding on them. Seen this happen in the past after a cold front passes and things start to warm up. A hatch occurs and the Bass and Bluegill start feeding on them. Had a Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook handy. Made a difference this round, catching a few, missing a few, having fun with all of them!



Edited by fshng84 (04/15/14 11:40 PM)

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#10493052 - 12/23/14 10:31 PM Re: Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook [Re: fshng84]
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Found a dry fly pattern that worked at Bethany this afternoon.... Lucked out having this pattern in the fly box else would have struck out. Need to bring a net and charge the camera battery up more... posted report/video. No action shots, battery died right when we found the right fishing fly! Also, had trouble landing the trout without a net, tended to pull the hook out when lifting the them out of the water.

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#10495868 - 12/25/14 08:17 PM Re: Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook [Re: fshng84]
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Pattern still worked this evening.... Caught three Trout! Latest Report/Video.

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#10497901 - 12/27/14 12:59 PM Re: Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook [Re: fshng84]
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Very nice. Anything with peacock herl and grizzly hackle should catch fish and the curved caddis hook is a nice variation that gives you a bigger hook gap. Glad it's working for you.
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#10498005 - 12/27/14 02:28 PM Re: Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook [Re: fshng84]
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Its a great allround fly pattern. I use one a lot for lakes when trout are taking hatching midge
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#10621391 - 02/15/15 10:02 PM Re: Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook [Re: fshng84]
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Glad to have this pattern today. Made the difference in getting limits for stocker trout in Denison today! Today's Post.

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#10626072 - 02/17/15 03:41 PM Re: Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook [Re: fshng84]
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PS... someone asked about where we picked up the Pen Fishing Rod and little Fly Reel for Micro Fly Rod that we used in Denison. Here is more info.

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#10706813 - 03/18/15 10:49 PM Re: Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Offline
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Originally Posted By: fshng84
Here is a variant of the Griffith's Gnat to try for Bluegill - Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook. It's simple and few material is needed. Used a Caddis Hook and Olive Tying Thread; did not have any dry fly hooks or black tying thread. smile


... caught a few Panfish with this pattern yesterday. Fun stuff! Yesterday's Video.

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#10765383 - 04/13/15 06:13 PM Re: Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook [Re: fshng84]
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Heard there was rain in the forecast for today, so went fishing yesterday... was able to hook up with several nice size Bluegill ans Shellcracker that were taking the COAF Griffith's Gnat! Yesterday's Video.

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#12001026 - 12/24/16 12:29 AM Re: Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Offline
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Started out slow at Waterloo (Denison) until we found the pattern! Two of us limited out on trout. One using Super Dupers; other using a Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook ... fun times! Friday's Video at Waterloo.

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#12006870 - 12/28/16 01:10 AM Re: Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Offline
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Fished Waterloo in Denison on Monday and Bethany Lakes in Allen Tuesday. Limited out flyfishing - Video Post. Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook was the key pattern in both places!

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#12008448 - 12/28/16 10:45 PM Re: Griffith's Gnat on a Caddis Hook [Re: fshng84]
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Ran out of Griffith's Gnat this morning while fishing for stocked trout; lost them to tree snags while casting - lots of trees around the pond we fished this morning.

A quick look at the fly box turned up a PMC Emerger Variant that we have used with success in other places. Tied one on and was able to get three more trout to make a limit.

Trout were moving about and feeding on the surface this morning. After working different parts of the pond, settled in on the "point" and was able to sight cast to passing schools.

Since the action shots were cut short when we ran out of battery, did add pictures on how we tie the PMC Emerger Variant for anyone interested in tying their own. Simple fly, simple tie! Video Post.

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