Ffly on Mar 24, 2016March 24th, 2016, 11:43 pm EDT
This season I'm going to start fishing with a rig consisting of an emerging midge in the surface film and a buzzer a couple of feet below.
I'll be fishing in stillwater or very slow deep water when the fish are eating near the surface. So basically still water fly fishing.
My plan is pretty much to get the rig out in the water where I think the fish will be patrolling and just keep it there and give it small movements now and then.
Since I'll be not casting that much and have the flies in the water for maybe 10 minutes or more at a time it is crucial that the emerger really floats and doesn't sink after 5 minutes...
How should I tie the emerger to be able to sit nicely in the surface for long periods of time and with a buzzer tied to it?
I was thinking of a basic shuttlecock pattern with a foam thorax, would that do the trick?
Like this one but with foam in the thorax.