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Black Gnat

There are times on the river when you see clouds of small black insects hovering over the water. Inevitably some of these will fall into the water and trout will eat them. Use this black gnat when you see these swarms of bugs in the air and there is no sustained hatch going on. This small dry fly for trout is a great imitator for any dark insect. Color, Black. Size: 12, 14, 16, 18.
Average Customer Rating:
4.833 out of 5
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6 of 6(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Black Gnat
Review 1 for Black Gnat
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
New,
April 5, 2014
By: 075692d
"At the end of our season the black flies were every where now I will test this gnat out."
Review 2 for Black Gnat
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Building my collection,
December 10, 2012
By: sagoodlife
from Cleveland, TN
"As a novice fly fisherman, I'm glad to find good quality products from a company I trust. I'm looking forward to using this fly when the weather warms up; if I were a trout, I would bite on it!"
Review 3 for Black Gnat
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Well built,
July 23, 2012
By: Swearsy
from Evart, MI
"Another well built fly from Orvis. It's never a question of quality."
Review 4 for Black Gnat
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just works,
June 20, 2011
By: FeatherFly
from Northern California
"Although it's difficult to follow while drifting, this fly just works. Another go to choice for me when prospecting and unsure what hatch activity there is. Great all around fly that seems to get the attention of trout in every spot I've fished."
Review 5 for Black Gnat
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great all around fly,
May 18, 2009
By: biomedtgr
from Mid-South
Good Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Appearance: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"I love this fly. Works wonders on trout, and I also use it for bluegills. The fish see it and just can't leave it alone. It's a little hard to see, especially around dusk when the fish are biting good, but you'll feel them hit it, so no worries. Great fly."
Review 6 for Black Gnat
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Small sizes work best,
February 20, 2009
By: Muskrat
from Oakville, ON
Good Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features: 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
"At least for me, the smaller sizes seem to work better, and usually just after dawn or just before dusk. You might think black would be easy to see on the water, but it's not. However the fish do, and that's what counts!"
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