Trout Cruncher Flies or "Crunchers"
Cruncher flies are another great imitator of nymphs for Rainbow & Brown trout. Cruncher Flies look similar to spiders with a hot spot behind the hackles which help throw them outwards. You will fine barbles cruncher flies and standard hook variation cruncher flies in our ranges. Barbless Cruncher flies are becoming the flies of preference as fly fishing venues become more and more dedicated to barbless hooks.
Fishing Techniques With Cruncherss
When a buzzer hatch is on Cruncher flies come into their own. The Cruncher fly is fished on the top dropper on a droppered leader where the hackle gives a better distubance on the water, try using buzzers or Diawl Bach on the middle dropper, this is a great rig.
The Cruncher is usually fished on an intermediate or floating line using a figure of eight retrieve. You'll find many fisherman using the cruncher's around the fly fishing stillwaters and the competition scene for Rainbow Trout particularly.