Catch in some Greenwell or Furnace hen hackle fibres along the hookshank to form a tail.
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.
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.
Now wind the red wire up the hookshank, in the opposite direction to the pheasant tail fibres. Secure with thread and trim waste.
Catch in two peacock herls (Tip first). If tying the ostrich herl versions of the cruncher, just catch in an ostrich herl ploom instead of the peacock herls.
Wind the herls 2-4 times until a nice throax is created. Tie off with thread and trim waste.
Catch in a Greenwell or Furnace hen hackle (The fibres should be just over the total lenth of the body).
Perform 2-3 windings of the hackle, tie off, trim waste and build a neat head. Then varnish the head.
This is a fluo headed cruncher, very successful in either fluo orange or Fluo Chatreuse. (UTC Fl Chartreuse or UTC Fl Orange thread)
This is a fluo pink cruncher with Ostrich Herl substituted for the thorax instead of peacock herl, also very successful in either fluo orange or Fluo Chatreuse.
Black Gnat (Wet)
White Wingless Wickhams
Montana Pheasant Tail
Black Tiny Miracle Buzzer
Black and Peacock Spider
Hot Orange Wingless Wickhams
Red Tiny Miracle Buzzer
UV Straggle Hare's Ear
Olive Tiny Miracle Buzzer
Pheasant Tail Nymph
Hare's Ear Flashback
Palmered Red Tag
Warm Springs Caddis
Straggle Pheasant Tail Nymph
Black and Peacock (Dry)