Admiring Matuka Streamers

This morning I was doing some work and Googling some websites when I ran across a couple of beautifully tied Matuka Streamers tied by Dave Flint. Dave hails from Massachusetts and is known for his Atlantic Salmon flies. It appears these two streamers were tied for the book Forgotten Flies.

I then hopped on YouTube and noticed that Davie McPhail just made a video on tying a Badger Matuka. So for some reason, the Matuka gods were speaking to me this morning. Since I do not want to anger the Matuka gods, I thought I would post the Matuka Streamers by Dave Flint first giving their recipes. Then below you will find Davie’s video where he explains how to tie one of these beauties. By the way, the Matuka style streamer originated in New Zealand.
Enjoy!
-Paul

tied by Dave Flint

Materials list:
No hook given. I think a Mustad R74-9672 or similar in a size 8 would work well.
Rib: Medium oval gold tinsel
Body: Olive chenille or wool
Wing: Four dyed olive rooster or hen saddle hackles
Collar: Olive, as collar

tied by Dave Flint

Materials list:
No hook given. I think a Mustad R74-9672 or similar in a size 8 would work well.
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Wing/tail: Bittern wings feather or badger hackle
Collar: Badger hackle

Materials list:
Hook: Classic Lure Size 8
Thread: Uni-8/0 Black
Rib: Oval Silver Tinsel
Body: Black Chenille
Wing: Badger Hen or Cock Hackle, Badger Hen

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