Black Gnat

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Model:  EF-3075-12
Bar Code:  886741006842

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Black Gnat - Dry Fly

 

Black Gnat

There are many natural flies covered by the generic term 'black gnat'. These are usually terrestrial flies of the Bibio species through some fly fishermen consider the water loving Emphid flies to be the only true Black Gnat. Regardless of preference this fly will be found in most fly fishermens fly boxes as it is deadly at times.

 

Use The Black Gnat To Catch:


The Black Gnat can be used to catch Brown Trout


 

As the name indicates dry flies which include Black Gnat are designed to float on the surface of the water. Trout dry flies types which include Black Gnat imitate a wide variery of flies and insects which inhabit the surface of the water. There is nothing like using dry flies and watching trout and grayling rise to the surface. To purists dry fly fishing is the true art-form of fly fishing, indeed some rivers only permit dry fly fishing. There are some dry flies (e.g. the Popper, Muddlers) which are designed to attract fish by the action of creating a surface disturbance. The flies are made from very bouyant materials (e.g, cork, ethafoam or deer hair, the latter having a generous application of floatant). A Muddler retrieved upwind of a rise can often result in a bulge in the water as the fish follows the fly.

Dry Fly Fishing Techniques With The Black Gnat

A dry fly like Black Gnat has flotant (Gink is the most popular) warmed in your hand and gently rubbed into the hackles to help Black Gnat float and they are usually cast singly on a trout tapered leader. A floating line is used, but with the tapered leader de-greased so that it does not glint and flash light spooking the trout

The Black Gnat is a terrestrial fly imitation. Natural insects like ants & bees can be food for trout. Imitation flies like Black Gnat are available imitating the natural insects (Hymenoptera) which are very diverse in appearance. Most hymenopterans have two pairs of membranous wings. It is only usually the ant, grasshopper and bee that are regularly used as sucessful terrestrial imitations like Black Gnat for trout fishing.

 

Black Gnat - Fly Tying Dressing

For the more adventurous among you we have provided tying specifications for the Black Gnat. Remember at The Essential Fly we sell the Black Gnat at incredible prices with a top quality fly and service to back it up. It is certainly worth tying the Black Gnat yourself to understand the pleasure of catching a fish with your own tied fly, however at the price we sell flies it is only worth tying one or two Black Gnat as your can spend more time fishing instead of tying flies - buy volume online with us.


Hook Sizes

Dry Fly 12 to 16

Silk Thread

Black

Tail

None (but sometimes it is given a tail to aid its floatability)

Body

Black silk

Rib

Silver wire

Hackle

Black cock

Wing

Starling or grey duck

Black Gnat from The Essential Fly

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Established in 2006 The Essential Fly was established to bring top quality fly fishing flies, fly fishing tackle & accessories like Black Gnat to the market. Since its launch we have been selling Black Gnat and many stunning fly fishing flies, fly fishing accessories and gained a strong reputation for quality and service. We have shipped to tens of thousands of fly fishermen world-wide and currently ship to over 50 countries. We pride ourselves on customer service, quality product and product packaging and have won awards from Total Fly Fisher Magazine.

Black Gnat from The Essential Fly

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Black Gnat

 

Should you have any questions about Black Gnat The team and The Essential Fly will always be available to help. Contact us through the website, via email or by telephone on UK 01757 333003, USA 212-796-0874 or from anywhere in the world on +44 1757 333003.

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Black Gnat Attributes

Model:  EF-3075-12
Bar Code:  886741006842
Brand:  The Essential Fly
Manufacturer:  The Essential Fly

Black Gnat Reviews

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Customer Reviews for Black Gnat

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Black Gnat
Thursday, 21 March 2013  | 

Flies look good + can't wait to use them. Very impressed with the service.

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good stuff
Monday, 13 August 2012  | 

Neat good quality product. Box and labelled well on delivery. My mobile struggled to access the site properly, it kept jumping away from the boxes where i was trying to select flies.Brilliant service though would buy again as they are better quality than shop bought flies

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good stuff
Monday, 13 August 2012  | 

Neat good quality product. Box and labelled well on delivery. My mobile struggled to access the site properly, it kept jumping away from the boxes where i was trying to select flies.Brilliant service though would buy again as they are better quality than shop bought flies

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0 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Already used successfully..
Sunday, 3 June 2012  | 

Top quality, on time and already catching trout!

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10 of 23 people found this review helpful.


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Monday, 17 May 2010  | 

Just a note to thank you for the flies that I ordered - they arrived today and look splendid. Your service has been excellent with a good range of flies of the small size that I'm looking for, an easy to use website and rapid delivery. Pleasure buying from you - I will be back.

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62 of 106 people found this review helpful.


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Black gnat
Sunday, 16 May 2010  | 

EXCELLENT!

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72 of 132 people found this review helpful.


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Excellent
Wednesday, 31 March 2010  | 

Top quality flies, very happy with my order will be shopping at essential again with confidence

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54 of 116 people found this review helpful.


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Black Gnat
Sunday, 26 July 2009  | 

Lethal. Well tied,quick delivery at a price that is affordable.

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Saturday, 25 July 2009  | 

helpful as always

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black gnat
Friday, 24 July 2009  | 

excellent fly. Best internet service, have used this company with regularity outstanding products good prices

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