Monday, March 7, 2016

Wine Merchant

Wine Merchant ~ Steven Bird 
    Leisenring’s Black Gnat is a killing fly, long one of my favorites. Never being able to leave well-enough alone, I’m always tinkering with the sexy mingling of black & claret that, I think, makes the LBG so effective. This version sprouted some distance from the parent tree, took up trade & changed its name.

For fun.

Wine Merchant

Hook: #12 Mustad 94840

Thread: wine UNI 8/0

Hackle: natural black/bronze hen

Body: claret yarn, single strand, touched with black rabbit & twisted 


  1. black gnat is one of my go-to's. This looks good to me.

    1. Ben, this is a good one. And a very easy tie.