Hook: Tiemco TMC 100BL
Tail/Shuck: Z Lon
Rib: Gold/Silver wire
Body: Squirrel/SLF blend mixed colours
Hackle: White tipped badger
To all intents and purposes this is the dry buzzer pattern of Mick Huffer published in December 2018’s edition of Fly Fishing and Fly Tying magazine. As I had a white-tipped badger cape seemed worth tying up a few to fill a spot in my Eyebrook box. Have added a shuck to some and using a squirrel/SLF blend rather than seals fur as it’s a bit easier to get a slimmer body. Super quick to tie and suitably scruffy. I’ve always found that the usual Shipmans tend to lie a little too flat, hoping this pattern might sit better in the surface film – if the Z Lon is too buoyant then CDC probably the way to go.