Introduction and Text Index - Matuka Streamer Swap

Introduction And Swap Hosted By Robb Nicewonger:

When I was about 12, a friend of my dad gave me a fly rod/reel and a box of flies, several of which were Matuka streamers. These were the first flies I both fished and tied, so the Matuka will always be one of my favorite patterns. The style of tying (lashing the wing to the top of the hook by ribbing through the fibers of the feathers) lends itself to infinite possibilities. Virtually any type of feather--or even fur strip, in which case the fly may be referred to as a Zonker--can be used for the wing and the choice of body material is unlimited. (See Bob Petti’s article on Matukas for more information on tying this style of fly.)

Throughout the years, small-sized matukas in black, brown, olive, yellow, and red have been very successful for me in catching trout, bass, and panfish. Naturally, when it was suggested that the streamer group swap matukas, I volunteered as swapmeister. I think we came up with some creative examples of this unique style of winging. Select any of the links below to see the patterns submitted for the swap.

Bob Petti Olive Grizzly Matuka
Jimmie Toney Marabou Matuka
Doug Saball Mulberry Matuka
Bob Skehan JC & Grizzly Matuka
Clark Lucas Medium Brown Grizzly Matuka
Ron McKusick Peacock Matuka
Kelvin Hartley Ruff Grouse Matuka
Dave Britton Matuka Style
Bruce P. Whittle Black Matuka
Shawn Nicewonger Black Tipped Pheasant Matuka
Robb Nicewonger Brown/Gold Matuka
Robb Nicewonger Red/Black Matuka

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