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Tying the Brassie Buzzer

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The brassie buzzer originally got its name from the copper colour of the wire windings used to create its body. Nowadays the term "brassie" is used to describe the size of wire and is available in many different colours. It's an ideal buzzer for deep searching due to the added weight of the wire. This allows the buzzer to get down deep very quickly. There are numerous materials that can be used for the thorax, in this example we have used a dubbing of black hares ear with fluo green goose biots.

Tying the Brassie Buzzer Step 1

STEP 1: Take the end of the wire and hold it in your left hand between thumbe and index finger. Now take the wire that comes from the bobbin in your right hand again between thumb and index finger. The left hand will remain static with the work being done by the right hand. Lay the wire over the top of the hookshank and tension the wire. Now perform about three windings of the hookshank with the wire.

Tying the Brassie Buzzer Step 2

STEP 2 : Continue winding the wire. Once the wire reaches the eye, push the wire down the hookshank. (It should move very easily).

Tying the Brassie Buzzer Step 3

STEP 3 : Now move the wire in your left hand back and forth until it snaps. The end may be protruding above the body, push it flat with the side of a pair of scissors.

Tying the Brassie Buzzer Step 4

STEP 4 : Continue winding the wire until it has moved around the hook bend. At the eye end of the hook catch in the thread and secure the wire. Once secure, move the wire back and forth until it snaps and again press it flat with the side of a pair of scissors. and cover it with thread.
One extra step that I perform on the body is to coat it with floo-glue (Flexible Cement) to give the body that extra re-inforcement.

Tying the Brassie Buzzer Step 5

STEP 5 : Take two goose biots and tie in with thread, one at each side of the thorax. Make sure that the rough side of the biots are facing outwards.

Tying the Brassie Buzzer Step 6

STEP 6 : Take your prefered dubbing or peacock herl and create a thorax.

Tying the Brassie Buzzer Final Step

Final : At the eye, pull the goose biots forward and secure with thread. Trim any waste and build a small neat head. Whip finish and varnish.