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.
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.