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Tying the Cruncher

 

The Cruncher Fly Tying Materials List

 

Tyijng the Cruncher Step 1

STEP 1 : Catch in some Greenwell or Furnace hen hackle fibres along the hookshank to form a tail.

Tyijng the Cruncher Step 2

STEP 2 : Catch in a length of Fine Red wire and two pheasant tail fibres. Trying to keep the 'bulk' to a minimum and return the thread to about 1/3 of the hookshank from the eye.

Tyijng the Cruncher Step 3

STEP 3 : Wind the pheasant tail fibres up the hookshank and tie off with thread, trim waste. Make sure that the pheasant tail fibres when wound are kept straight and don't cross each other.

Tyijng the Cruncher Step 4

STEP 4 : Now wind the red wire up the hookshank, in the opposite direction to the pheasant tail fibres. Secure with thread and trim waste.

Tyijng the Cruncher Step 5

STEP 5 : Catch in two peacock herls (Tip first)

Tyijng the Cruncher Step 6

STEP 6 : Wind the herls 2-4 times until a nice throax is created. Tie off with thread and trim waste.

Tyijng the Cruncher Step 7

STEP 7 : Catch in a Greenwell or Furnace hen hackle (The fibres should be just over the total lenth of the body).

Tyijng the Cruncher Step 8

STEP 8 : Perform 2-3 windings of the hackle, tie off, trim waste and build a neat head. Then varnish the head.

Fluo Headed Cruncher

This is a fluo headed cruncher, very successful in either fluo orange or Fluo Chatreuse. (UTC Fl Chartreuse or UTC Fl Orange thread)