by Beverly Winram |

A suggestive nymph to rival the Pheasant Tail Nymph and a reservoir match angler’s favourite middle dropper fly.

Material list for the Cruncher

Hook: Size 12 Kamasan B175

Thread: Black or brown

Tail: Half a dozen red game hackle fibres

Rib: Copper wire

Body: Cock pheasant tail
Thorax: One strand of peacock herl  
Hackle: 2 or 3 turns of Greenwell’s cock hackle

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