Since the introduction of foam into fly tying, many tiers have been quick to take advantage of this material case in point, the Suspender Buzzer.
The Suspender Buzzer imitates a small, hatching midge and sits with only its thorax floating in the surface film.
In this version white foam coloured with a permanent marker had been used, but other coloured foams work equally well, as do Styrofoam balls wrapped with silk stocking (left).
Instructions can be found on pages 106 – 107 of The Fly Tying Bible.
- Hook: Size 12 – 16
- Thread: Brown.
- Body: Orange seal fur or Antron
(If white is used it should be coloured broad with a waterproof permanent marker)
- Rib: Fine pearl Lurex
- Thorax: White or orange closed-cell foam
(alternatively, small Styrofoam ball wrapped in silk stocking)