Black & Red Buzzer
It's difficult to see past the tried and tested combination of black, red and silver ribbed buzzers for the tail position, especially early in the season. This pattern brings together a few of my favourite buzzers from over the years, starting with Dr Bell's buzzer, John White's black & red superglue, and more recently, Alex Ferguson's JC buzzers.
The slim profile and heavy hook gets the fly down through the water quickly, making it a first choice for the tail position.
Hook: Size 10,12 or 14 Kamasan B110, or Hayabusa 387 Black nickel.
Butt: Glo-Brite No.4 or 5.
Body: Black thread.
Rib: Silver wire.
Cheeks: JC splits.