You can't have too many chironomids
|Silver Boy Buzzer|
Ok, we've put out a few buzzer/chironomids this year and this will be the last one -- at least for a while. Similar to the Grey Boy, this "Silver Boy" variation is meant to imitate the pupa in its last push to get to the surface and get the heck out of dodge. In looking at the naturals, I see a lot of VERY silvery coloration -- especially in top few inches of the water column.
And while I can't say when or why you'd use this flashier version over something like the standard Grey Boy, I usually end up throwing two or three patterns (where permitted) and find which one is doing the best. The Oil Slick buzzer is another even more flashy pupa that I include in this mix to try and dial in what stage the fish are focusing on.
And similar to the Oil Slick, we're taking inspiration from this stage of the pupa where the silver "major" segments are most visible.
|Colorado Cutthroat who took a Silver Boy|
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