The Sugar Cube Emerger, or suspender buzzer, is a fairly easy fly to tie using only a few materials but it’s very effective, especially on still water trout.
- Hook: Light weight curved hook like a Kamazan B100 or Tiemco 2487 in sizes 10-20
- Thread: Uni 8/0 or UTC 70 denier
- Tag: Flat gold, silver or pearl tinsel
- Rib: as tag
- Abdomen: Dubbing of your choice
- Thorax: As abdomen
- Head: Plastazote, or other high-density foam cut into a strip.
Part 1 – The Tools
A quick primer on the tools you’ll need if you want to start tying deer hair bugs for bass, pike and other predators. This video covers thread, essential tools and some optional extras. GSP Thread, heavy duty scissors, double edged razor blades, hair packers, leg pullers hair stackers, hot tip and the bend-a-blade.
For the benefit of new members who want to have some details about fly tying. This article is by no means definitive. It offers a brief overview of some of the equipment, materials and definitions regarding fly tying.
Should new members wish they can attend the Club Fly Tie nights and learn more about fly tying and be shown the various techniques referred to.
Most tying problems stem from two things:
Failure to properly plan the fly, and not knowing how to work with deer hair.
The Mop Fly has been described as one of the most sinful flies of all time – in terms of one of the easiest flies to tie as well as to fish. It is a very simple fly to tie and a very effective and productive fly for trout.
The “Pinch Tie In” is one of the basic techniques used in fly tying. It allows for the fly tier to control the material and place controlled thread wraps onto that material.
Controlling the the material when tying flies is one of the keys to tying proper and proportional patterns!