A great little post by former world champion Iain Barr on spring buzzer fishing – invaluable advice if you fly-fish stillwater’s!
April going into May is all about the buzzers for me and no doubt many of you fly fishers out there.
I’m having crazy sport on buzzers at the moment and it will only get better before it tails off through June when more aquatic nymph pattern become hot on the trouts agenda.
Outings to note recently have been to Elinor where I’ve landed 48 in two trips, part days with about 35 taking buzzers including a cracking 13lb 10oz rainbow and a fine over wintered fish of about 5lb too.
Black and dark claret buzzers are my favourites this time of year and usually larger ones in size 10 and size 8 reservoir buzzers.
What’s key is to fish them dead dead slow but best static. Their decent can be controlled by using a blob or fab on the point and or top dropper.
The retrieve is key too, keeping them static as long as possible but every 12 second or so try a very long slow pull to raise them through the water column and pause again before repeating. This will lift and drop the buzzers through the layers just like the naturals.
My Woofta buzzers, black crisp, Red Butt, Claret Stealth and Claret Midlands are some of my favourites this time of year or you can pick up my black buzzers selections and reservoir buzzer selections through Fishtec.
Tight lines at this great time of year for the fly!