How to tie a Royal Cruncher by Steve Cullen

It is argued that the Cruncher is one of the most productive nymph patterns of all time. It is such a great imitator of nymphs for Rainbow and Brown Trout. They share some similarity to Spiders with the hot spot behind the hackles but that's where the similarity ends. The best time to fish this pattern is when a buzzer hatch is on. Ideally fished on the top dropper of a leader where the hackles create a better disturbance on the water. If paired with a Buzzer or Diawl Bach, you'll see some great results!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the Royal Cruncher, with the guidance of Steve Cullen.

Materials Used:
Body Thread: GloBrite Red
Hackle: Hen Fibre