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Buzzer - Black/Gold Rib

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Buzzer ~ Black / Gold Rib


There are many variants of the so called "Buzzer", but this is one of my favourites on a bright sunny day. The fly can be fished like many  buzzers on either an intermediate or floating line using a very slow figure of eight retrieve. I have had many takes sitting this buzzer 2-4 feet below a dry fly used as an indicator and fished close to weed beds in shallow water. In winter this fly has excelled for me when trout are still taking buzzers as part of their diet.


Tying Instructions

Wind the thread down the hookshank, catching in a piece of flexifloss and gold holographic tinsel to the base of the hook. Return the thread only to the eye of the hook, making a slim and equal body as you go.

Wind the piece of flexifloss up the hookshank to the eye and secure.

Wind the thread back to the start of the thorax.

Wind the gold tinsel around the base of the hookshank a few times and then up towards the eye in equal spaced turns. Secure the tinsel and trim waste.

Catch in two lengths of gold tinsel facing towards the hook bend which will act as wing buds

Create a neat thorax by running the flexifloss back and forth, tie off the flexifloss at the eye and trim waste.

Pull both pieces of gold tinsel forward and secure at the eye. Create a small head to cover the tinsel's ends that are visible.

Varnish the whole body with Sally Hansons Hard as Nails varnish. For best results the body should be varnished at least 3 times to produce a good solid finish.