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