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American Buzzer

tied by Hopper John
Fly Type: Nymphs,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Central US,
Imitation: Caddis Flies,
Material List:
Hook: TMC 2487 or any nymph hook sizes 10 to 16
Thread: 8/0 Black Gudebrod
Body: 8/0 Black Gudebrod Thread
Ribbing: Gold Wire
Wingcase: Pheasant Tail Natural
Thorax: Peacock Herl
Wingbuds: Orange Uni-Stretch or Orange Floss
Head: 8/0 Black Gudebrod Thread

Tying Instructions: This fly is an adaptation of the English fly,'The Buzzer'. It's a see and tie fly. However, there are a few things I found that made the finished fly neater. Start the thread one hook eye back from the eye. Also, when tying in the ribbing start it in the area of the thorax and cover it with the first layer of thread to the middle of the bend of the hook or a little farther if you want. Before you attach the wingcase you may want to coat the body and ribbing with head cement or Sally Hansen's clear Hard as Nails to protect the thread body.
Presentation Tips: Since this fly isn't weighted I put a small bb shot sinker about 18 inches up from the fly on a 4lb. test 6 or 7 foot leader. Cast across or a little up stream. You may have to mend line a couple of times to allow the fly to get down to the bottom of the hole. The take is solid no lip and spit. At least that has been my experience. I hope it's the same for you. One other note, this is a good fly for panfish when tied on a size 10 and 12 hook. Tight lines ya'll.

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