Trout Buzzer Flies Hatch Frequency
What times of year do they hatch? Check our hatch guide below for guidelines
There are lots of different midges affecting stillwaters, Black Midge, Large and Small Green Midges, Orange-Silver Midge, Small Brown Midge and Large Red midge, each has different hatches and changes in fly coloration to match the adult can help! Here are hatch charts for each of the variations can be seen on our Midge Hatch Details blog post. We usually start with black Trout buzzers and will try different coloured flies according to the time of year and specific midge hatches occurring.
Size Matters - Do small buzzer flies work?
Yes they often work really well, a natural emerger can often be around size 14 to as small as size 22. To mimic this we often start with small flies size 16 on our rig. On the point we will often use a tungsten head or size 8 fly when fishing from a boat to allow the flies to get down in the water. Do watch where the trout are feeding, in summer you will often find Rainbow and Brown trout feeding in the top 18 inches of water, we have seen them feeding in the top 3 inches and watched as fly fishermen caught nothing because their flies were dropping below the feeding and emerging zones.
Check our fishing techniques blog post here