Buzzers are a key constituent of a trout’s diet, and can be fished by the Stillwater angler all year round. Tied to represent tiny chironomid/midge pupa that live in the mud and silt of stillwaters, they migrate to the surface with a characteristic wriggling action which is so attractive to trout. This migratory period is a great time for the angler as trout gorge themselves on the ascending pupa.
These patterns are best fished with a very slow figure-of-eight retrieve, often pausing for a few seconds during the retrieve. When exploring different depths buzzers can also be fished in conjunction with a large dry fly or sight indicator to portray the take of a fish.