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How to Tie the Buzzball

by Tim Flagler

In this video, Tim Flagler ties Gary LaFontaine’s Buzzball. It’s meant to imitate a midge cluster. In other words, a bunch of midges smushed together in a group, floating on the water’s surface.

Buzzball

Detailed instructions for tying Gary LaFontaine’s Buzzball.Check out the New Fly Fisher’s video on fishing dry flies on small streams: https://www.youtube.co…

Materials:
Hook:
 Straight-eye, wide-gap dry-fly hook (here a Lightning Strike DF3), sizes 14-20.
Thread: Black Veevus, 16/0.
Hackle #1: Grizzly hackle.
Hackle #2: Orange grizzly hackle.Tools: Sharp scissors, hackle pliers, whip-finisher.