PB’s bung buzzersPosted on 28 March 2013 by Vincent
Most Dutch anglers will know this weeks guest tier. He’s a well-known figure on De Ronde Bleek. His name is Pieter-Bas Broeckx. PB has tied 4 of his favorite buzzers for us. This week we’ll show 2 of them.
PB prefers to stalk the big rainbows with buzzers and a bung system. Usually at great depths. Since PB’s buzzer succes on De Ronde Bleek, a lot of people have learned his technique, and some of them have had their best days using his buzzer technique.
The technique is amazingly simple: He fishes two buzzers on a bung, varying in depth between 3 and 6 or even 7 meters. The bung is just some egg-yarn, or strike-indicator yarn, tied on a piece of 12lbs fluoro-carbon butt section of about 50cm. After that he uses just straight up 3x tippet for the rest of the “leader”.
The depth he fishes varies, but it’s usually somewhere around 4 to 6 meters. This is the “sweet spot” on De Ronde Bleek. Most feeding fish are found in this layer of water throughout the year. To reach these depths you need a long tippet. Adjust the tippet lengt to the depth you want to fish. This usually results in very long leaders. You have to get used to casting long leaders, with two (or on some waters even more) flies and with a big bung.
He fishes this system very static. Very little or even none retrieving is involved. Sometimes it’s best to just let it drift. Because he fishes these flies in a pretty deep water level, too much drift creates a lot of drag on your flies. At a depth of 4 meters, very often the current goes the opposite direction of the current on the surface, and that surface current dictates the direction of your bung. So be aware of your drift, don’t let it drift too fast, or your flies will rise to the surface in a diagonal direction. That’s usually not what you want them to do. Very often Pieter-Bas fishes the calm spots on the lake, to create as little drag as possible.
PB has tied two flies for this week. He uses tungsten beads for his point flies, and brass beads for the dropper flies in his system.
- Hook: Kamasan B110 #12
- Thread: UTC Utra Thread 70 denier in Fluo Pink
- Bead: 2,8mm gold tungsten or brass bead
- Body: Mirage flash, opal in size large
- Thorax: 2 Peacock herls
- Hook: Kamasan B110 #10
- Thread: Ultra thread 70 denier orange and black
- Bead: 3,3mm black tungsten or brass bead
- Ribbing: extra small copper wire