Reproduced by kind permission of Daver (Dave Downie)

Hi all thought as I have been asked a few time how I do my suspender buzzer heads, so here goes

Step 1: -

Size 12 B100 in the vice



Step 2: -

Cut a thin strip of eathafoam about 4mm-5mm wide, I use the stuff fly boxes are lined with but not the sticky back kind



Step 3: -

Run the thread I always use black down the shank until it is in line with point of the hook.



Step 4: -

Tie in the foam point backwards and run the thread to the eye of the hook as shown.



Step 5: -

Pull the foam over and tie off at the eye of the hook with 2 turns of thread. But make sure that you pull the foam over the side/top of the hook shank not directly over the middle of the shank as shown.




Step 6: -

Bring the thread under the foam and put a couple of wraps behind the foam below the point of the hook point.




Step 7: -

Pull the remaining foam back and tie off, making sure you bring it along the frontside as shown.



Step 8: - Trim the foam after securing it with a few turns of thread.
It will be the shape of a peach or a b um as seen

now run the thread to the bend and tie in your medium pearl rib as shown.



Step 9: - Dub some hares ear onto your thread for the body of the fly



Step 10 : -

Wind the hares ear up the body keeping it tight and stop about 4mm from the foam head as shown.



Step 11: - Rib the fly with 4 turns of pearl mylar no more and no less and tie off.



Step 12: - Dub on some hot orange seals fur or substitute for the thorax



Step 13: - again run the dubbing right up to the foam tightly and whip finish the fly. A real killer Suspender buzzer that was given to me by Scottish Internationlist Robbie Baldie many years ago and has caught many trout frm Loch Leven and other waters




Enjoy

Dave Downie
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