BUZZERS

Imitations of insects from the Chironomidae family, in their subimago life phase, are extremely successful in reservoirs. This is not unusual when we know that in such environments these insects count for more then 80% of trout's menu.


Suspender buzzer: hook n°16, body made of red transparent latex material, tail from grey poli-yarn threads, abdomen from the peacock herla, beads from polystyrene wrapped in a nylon hose.

These insects come from the Dipter class, and hatch all year long, but especially between March and November. Water temperature has to vary from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, the weather has to be cloudy and calm.

Worms like red coloured larvae are seen as prime prey. However, trout will also not refuse to take olive, yellow or brown larvae. These larvae live, according to their kind, on the river bottoms and can reach the length of 30 mm.
Nymphs are somewhet shorter than the larvae, have a protruding head and thorax, and are darker; red, brown, black. Fish especially feed on them in this phase because the nymphs sometime swim on the surface for a long time before they turn into winged insects, and are then very vulnerable.

We often confuse adult insects for mosquitos. However, there are very important differences. Their legs are shorter than those of mosquitos, their wings are shorter than their bodies, and, unlike mosquitos, they don't bite.
Most buzzers imitate nymphs. They are most often installed onto hooks n°12 or 18. Nymps' bodies are made of peacock feather tufts. Their thorax is made from the same material, but is somewhat darker, with golden wire for ribs. You can also tie according to the “suspender” principle for hooks n°12-24, which have polystyrene bead glued to the head of the basic models, to ensure floatability.

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The most effective insect imitations are those of the famous “vers da vase”, so called blood worms, with red bodies, on the hooks n°14-16. For adult insects, the imitations of type Black Midge are set up on hooks n°14-28, and imitate small delicate maggots, with an accentuated chest, and a pair of wings and legs.

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