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Tying the Black Gnat (Wet Fly)


Black Gnat Wet Fly Tying Materials List

 

Tying the Black Gnat Wet Fly Step 1

STEP 1 : Start by catching the tying thread onto the hookshank.

Tying the Black Gnat Wet Fly Step 2

STEP 2 : Catch in a bunch of Black cock hackle fibres, secure to the hook shank and trim waste, Try and keep the thread as uniform as possible.

Tying the Black Gnat Wet Fly Step 3

STEP 3 : Catch in a length of Black Chenille and return the thread to a position a little way from the eye.

Tying the Black Gnat Wet Fly Step 4

STEP 4 : At the thread position secure the chenille with thread and trim any waste.

Tying the Black Gnat Wet Fly Step 5

STEP 5 : See the pinch and loop method for winging the fly. This is available from the main menu under techniques.

Tying the Black Gnat Wet Fly Step 6

STEP 6 : Catch in a bunch of black hen or cock hackle fibres under the hookshank to create a neat underwing or beard.

Tying the Black Gnat Wet Fly Final Step

Final : Create a neat head, whip finish and varnish.