Understanding Buzzers

Craig808

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On the small stillwaters I fish, if you get a flat calm in winter (or any time of year) I find that a hover line can make all the difference as it stops any wake from the retrieve. If you can’t carry two lines then even just adding a sinking braided leader to a normal floating line will help.
And they're useful in windy conditions as well. All in all quite a versatile line 👍
 

BobP

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I suspect that most of us at some time have had trout take buzzers that are moving. I've had a few over the years when winding in to move or change flies, & I had one brown at Chew chase one about 15 yards when we were about to move the boat. I heard that one take the fly with a clearly audible "snap".

However, relying upon the occasional village id1ot stockie to take stripped buzzers as a tactic to use on a regular basis is stretching things a bit far. Be more effective pulling blobs.
 

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