Published Apr 11. 2020 - 3 months ago
Updated or edited Apr 14. 2020

Hot Spot Cruncher

Here's a simple, effective cruncher pattern that is well worth tying, as it works well either fished as a nymph or as a wet fly. To support my channel and enter the giveaways head to and become a patron or support through

Materials List
Hook: Kamasan B175 or B170
Thread: Camel Uni 8/0
Tail: Ginger cock hackle fiber
Rib: Gold Wire
Tag: Glo-brite no.5 floss
Abdomen: Pheasant tail
Thorax: Pheasant tail ice dub
Hackle: Ginger variant cock hackle

Martin Joergensen


size of the hook...

Hello, with what size number of hooks can this pattern be tied?

Martin Joergensen's picture

Large hook...


I will try to reply for Martyn. I can see that the hook is fairly large for the size of the fly, and my guess is that size 8-10 will work fine. The Kamasan hooks are thin wire (B170) and heavy wire (B175), and can be hard to find in smaller sizes than 10.



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