Buzzer Fly


Imitates midge pupae, slender body, effective for a large selection of species, fished below surface.

How it's tied

The buzzer fly is tied using a simple combination of materials, including a thin hook, thread, wire, and occasionally a small bead. The body is typically slender, made by wrapping thread around the hook shank, often in varying colors to represent different stages of the chironomid larva. The wire ribbing adds segmentation and durability to the fly.

What it mimics

When fished for trout, the buzzer imitates the chironomid midge pupa, a common and important food source for trout in stillwater environments. These midges undergo a lengthy pupation stage, during which they ascend to the surface to hatch. The buzzer fly effectively mimics this stage, making it a highly productive pattern for stillwater trout fishing.

Buzzers are also effective for many other fish like carp, bream, chubb, ide and roach given for these fish it will mimick other midges and worms that live in on near the water.

Where it's used

The buzzer is primarily used in stillwater environments such as lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. It is most effective when fished near the bottom or suspended at various depths using a floating, intermediate, or sinking fly line. The slow ascent of the buzzer fly through the water column mimics the natural movement of the midge that it imitates. Seeing a buzzer slowly descend towards a fish can be equally thrilling as seeing fish rise to a dry fly!

See a fly tying video below. If you want to watch more videos, go to Steve's YouTube channel.

Fly tying video for the Buzzer


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Fish you can can fly fish for with the Buzzer



Brook trout

Brown Trout

Cutthroat Trout

Golden Trout



Marble Trout

Rainbow Trout





True Flies (Latin: Diptera)

The Buzzer mimics one or more species from the insect order True Flies

Latin: Diptera

Diptera, or true flies, are insects with one pair of wings and a pair of halteres, which aid in balance and flight.

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