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The Black Gnat
(Wet Fly)

Step by Step's

The Black Gnat (Wet Fly)


The Black Gnat Wet Fly Tying Materials
Tying the Black Gnat Wet FlyStep 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

Secure the wing just a little way back to leave enough room for the head. Trim waste>

Tying the Black Gnat Wet Fly Step 7

Step 7

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 Completed Fly

Step 8

Create a neat head, whip finish and varnish.

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