Buzzers are the term many fly fishers use on the Chironomid midges in the pupal stage. The insect can be found in any water, even in saltwater. It is said that there are more than 10 000 different types of Chironomids worldwide. Fish eats a lot of buzzers, and it can be an excellent fly to have in your box. Here we are tying the Hot Spot Buzzer.
Materials for Hot Spot Buzzer
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Step 1 – Make the Body
Tie in your tying thread close to the hook’s eye and make even turns until the tying thread is aligned with the hook’s point. Tie in the UNI-Flexx. Stretch it as you tie it in to make a slimmer body. Continue tying until you are pretty far down the hook’s bend. Take your tying thread back to the tie-in point of the UNI-Flexx. Put tension on the UNI-Flexx to stretch it when making the first few wraps, then use less tension on the last few wraps. Secure your tying thread with a few half-hitches or a whip finish.
Step 2 – Make the Hot Spot, Thorax, and Wings
Remove the black tying thread and tie in your orange fly tying thread. Build up a hot spot close to the body. Secure your tying thread, snip it off, and tie in your black tying thread. Tie in one goose biot by the tip on each side of the hook. The goose biot should curve away from the hook shank. Build up the thorax. Fold the goose biots over the thorax and tie them off close to the hook’s eye and remove the excess. Secure your tying thread with a whip finish or a few half-hitches. Complete the fly with one or two layers of varnish over the body and the thorax.
How to Fish the Hot Spot Buzzer
Many fly fishers prefer to fish Buzzers with a nymph indicator or as a dropper from a large dry fly. If you are fishing in a lake, you can have a Buzzer rig with 2 to 3 flies in different lengths from the indicator. This way, you can fish at different depths. You should also try to use flies with different colors to find out which flies the fish prefer. You can also use buzzers and other chironomid patterns in a Klink and Dink combination in rivers.