Fishing Buzzers at depth
QAt a local venue, there are days when the fish are well down in the water, nearly 25 feet deep. I cannot cast a leader of that length, and Buzzers seem to be the ‘go to’ fly. How can I get my Buzzers down to the fish on these occasions? Russell Hamilton ROB EDMUNDS REPLIES: I would advise you to purchase an Airflo mini-tip fly-line, one with a six-foot fast intermediate tip. The intermediate tip of this line will sink and even drag down the first three feet of floating line. If you were to use a leader of 15 to 16 feet and fish it ultra-slowly you would easily reach depths of 20 to 25 feet. You should also use a heavy Buzzer on the point of your cast. A Goldhead Traffic Light Buzzer would be perfect. The six-foot mini-tip is also an excellent line for fishing the ‘washing-line’ so would provide you with a number of methods. Your only other option would be to fish a fas fast sinking line with a 10-foot leader and a Boob Booby on the point. A Buzzer (not a goldhead) could be fished on the dropper three feet from the Boob Booby and both flies would then pop up from the bottom.