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William Blacker: Standard Flies 14. Black Gnat

Tip: gold
Body: Black ostrich
Legs: Small black
Wing: Starling’s wing

Black Gnat from The Art of Angling by William Blacker. The one above is tied in hand on a vintage blind-eye hook, while the three below all are tied for fishing on Ahrex FW580 #10.

A versatile pattern that have been in use all these years, but with a body-material that you don’t see that often today: ostrich herl.

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