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UTC's 'Wine' holographic tinsel provides the perfect answer to those nasty, purpley shades that get passed off as 'claret', opening up a whole new world of 'clarety' tinsel bodied flies. The 'Wine' cruncher was one of the first flies I tied with UTC's offering, and has comfortably held its place in my nymph box.​ Simple and effective, and a nice, subtle little change from the ubiquitous red holo Diawl Bachs and Crunchers.  


Wine Cruncher

Hook: Size 10,12 or 14 Kamasan B175, or B170.

Tail: Claret cock hackle fibres.

Rib: Gold wire.

Body: UTC 'Wine' holographic tinsel

Thorax: Peacock herl.

Hackle: Claret hen.

Thread: Black or 'Wine' UTC 70 denier.

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