P.O. Box 1181, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-1181

Dubuque Fly Fishers


Black Gnat

Tyer: ack Lovell

Hook: M3906B #10-20

Thread: black

Hackle: black

Tail: black feather barbules

Hackle: black


1. Wrap thread from behind eye to hook point.

2. Tie in 10 to 12 feather barbules.

3. Return thread to about 1/8th inch behind the eye.

4. Tie in black hackle.

5. Wrap hackle 3 or 4 times then tie off.

6. Finish by wrapping several wraps in front of the hackle and behind the eye.

7. Tie off.

8. Apply head cement.