Monday, January 18, 2016

More On Matt's Buzzer

On December 24, 2015, I posted the Tightline Productions video (see it here) on how to tie my buzzer and since then we have received a bunch of emails with questions on the fly.  It's really nothing special, buzzers have been around for a long time, and this is just the way I tie it, which has been very effective when either fished alone or in tandem with another nymph or under a dry. 

On these flies I have used a piece of red/orange flexx floss for the "wing case", whereas in the video I used red dyed goose primary sections, which is how I tied the original fly many years ago before the rubber floss was available.  I tie them with and without beads, the beadless ones work quite well fished in tandem behind a larger nymph in faster sections of tail waters.  Also, in the original I used Sally Hanson Hard as Nails for the finish, which works well and doesn't require a UV light to cure, but does takes two coats and has to be turned to avoid dripping or sagging.  Once you have tied a couple, you should find them fairly easy to whip out using Bondic or any other UV cure product.  The key is keeping the fly slender, particularly the abdomen.

Here's a black Matt's Buzzer without the bead head.

Here's the original chartreuse with and without the bead head, with the flexx floss wing case on a size #12 hook.

I also tie them in olive, yes, using 6/0 olive danville thread for both the abdomen and thorax, and in $3 dollar dip brown, which is 6/0 tobacco brown danville thread - color #47.

Tie some up, and sharpen your hooks!

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