Denson’s Red Arrow Cruncher

Denson's Red Arrow Cruncher

Hook: Hayabusa 761 #12-14
Tail: Golden Pheasant tippet dyed red
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Seal’s fur: red rear, black front
Hackle: Furnace hen
Cheeks: Jungle Cock splits
Thread: Danvilles 6/0

A minor variant on Rob Denson’s ‘Red Arrow’ Cruncher. Has all the characteristics of the traditional Bibio together with the nymph qualities of the Cruncher.

Claret Cruncher


Hook: Hayabusa 761 #10-14
Tail: Claret Cock Fibres
Rib: Gold wire
Body: UTC Wine Holographic Tinsel
Thorax: Peacock Herl Dyed Black
Hackle: Grizzy Hen Dyed Claret
Thread: Danvilles 6/0 Black

Crunchers are such simple and effective patterns. Variation on a Rob Denson pattern, a staple on stillwaters.