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Beginner's Buzzer

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Beginner's Buzzer
Tied by
Martin Joergensen
Target species
Brown trout
Rainbow trout (landlocked)

HookCurved nymph hook, size 8-12. Vary the wire thickness to vary fly weight.
ThreadBlack 8/0
RibOrange elastic "floss"
Rear bodyTying thread
ThoraxPeacock herl
WingcasePhesant tail fibres
Wing budsOrange elastic "floss"
HeadTying thread

Tying instructions

  1. Attach the thread one eye width behind the hook eye
  2. Tie in ribbing at this point
  3. Cover the hook shank and ribbing with tying thread down to a point over the barb
  4. Return the thread in tight turns to form a body
  5. Wind the stretched ribbing in open turns to the tie-in point
  6. Tie it down and cut off excess
  7. Tie in phesant tail fibres pointing to the rear of the hook
  8. Tie in sides, also pointing to the rear of the hook
  9. Tie in herl and wind forwards in 3-5 tight turns
  10. Tie down and trim
  11. Pull the wingcase material over the herl and tie down
  12. Pull each side up along the herl and tie down
  13. Trim off all butts
  14. Form a small head
  15. Whip finish
  16. Varnish

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