This month Nathan will be showing us how to tie chironomids also known as buzzers or midge larvae. They come in a huge array of colours and can be tied to float head up, tied bead head as a point fly, tied with or without gills or oxygen bubbles.
The materials you will need are:
– hook – pupa or caddis curved hooks #14, 16 or 18 or as small as you dare
– thread – black, olive or red
– silver ultra wire
– peacock hurl
– white poly yarn or similar
For those interested in entomology, take a look at http://www.mdfrc.org.au/bugguide/display.asp?type=5&class=17&subclass=&Order=7&family=252&couplet=0 which will tell you why red buzzers are red (red pigment haemoglobin to help them absorb oxygen), where they live and life cycle.