This video shows LOOP Team member Tim Wood tying a simply Griffth Gnat pattern. Midges or gnats are the staple diet of trout worldwide. These tiny insects are found on most rivers, lakes and streams and this particular pattern imitates egg laying adult midges and emerging midges.
This is a brilliant little fly that will catch fish that are turning up their noses at more life like patterns. It is normally tied small from a size 16 down to a 24. The smaller sizes really do work and can be quite deadly when the fish are feeding on very small terrestrials or midges.