This one is brought to us by guide Ken Chandler in Ontario, Canada with Ken Chandler Fly Fishing Adventures. The Pink Matuka spey can be a tricky fly to tie the first time, so be patient and take your time. It can be tied in smaller sizes,the 3/0 is the size I fish with the two hander and a heavy tip. It’s a long materials list, but I’ve taken 10 years to perfect this fly. In various colors (black, purple, white and olive) this fly produces on every river I fish.
Hook – Partridge CS10/1 (3/0)
Thread – 6/0 Uni Thread (pink or red)
Tag – Flat Mylar #12 (silver)
Rib – Medium Oval Tinsel X-Strong (gold)
Body – Micro Chenille (white)
Wing – Magnum Rabbit Strip (pink)
Collar – Large Cactus Chenille (pink)
First Hackle – Saddle Hackle (pink)
Second Hackle – Burnt Spey (white) -soaked in hot water
Over-Hackle – Mallard Flank (pink)
Ken has the full step-by-step on the Pink Matuka Spey his website.