The Red Holo Quill cruncher is a modern cruncher pattern which has gathered a huge following in recent years. Unlike a conventional cruncher which has a pheasant tail body this version has a stripped peacock quill body which undoubtably gives the most natural appearance for this fly. The stripped quill ribs over the top of the fly which incorporates a red holo tinsel back which gives the most subtle of flash to this otherwise sombre looking pattern.
We recommend the use of this nymph all season and has been successful on Rutland Water, Lake of Menteith, Grafham Water and Carron Valley Reservoir. We have also found it to be a great fly in the top dropper when fishing buzzer patterns as it gives the impression of hatching buzzer hence the top dropper position on the cast.
Hook- Heavy Wet Size 12-10
Thread Colour- Black
Overall length- Approx Sz10 18mm, Sz 12 15mm.
Body- Red Holo tinsel ribbed with Stripped Peacock Quill (superglued)
Hackle- Dyed Black Hen
Tail- Dyed black Hen Fibres
International Comp legal- Yes