PRO-Team member Thomas Zullich has written this fly tying tutorial for the Snowshoe Buzzer. To tie this fly, click on the materials image at the bottom on the blog.


The Shipmans Buzzer (originated by Dave Shipman) is meant to imitate small two-winged insects of the Chronomidae family. These little fellows hatch in masses and on still-waters and reservoirs.

They swarm in clouds and are easy to identify by the bussing noise they make. 

I have substituted the Antron yarn of the original version with the Snowshoe Hare hair fibres. 

The imitation is one of the easiest patterns to tie, but don't be fooled by it's simplicity. It is a really good fish catcher when nothing else works.