Published Sep 1. 2015 - 8 years ago

Screwhead Matuka

Martin Joergensen
Pattern type: 
Cold saltwater fly
Skill level/difficulty: 
  1. Tie in the rib at the the hook bend
  2. Dub the body to a slender, cylindrical shape. Leave a little space behind the hook eye
  3. Prepare two matched hen feathers by stripping off webby material
  4. Hole them with the dull side against each other and put them over the body
  5. Measure the feathers to a suitable length - abot 1½ times the hook length
  6. Strip off excess material on both top an bottom of the feathers
  7. Strip off excess material in the full body length on the underside of the feathers leaving only the tail intact
  8. Tie down the feathers in front of the body
  9. Rib firmly through the feathers with 4-5 open wraps
  10. Tie down the rib and trim surplus
  11. Prepare a feather for the hackle by stripping off the soft part
  12. Tie in as a wet fly hackle and wind it 3-4 times
  13. Tie down and cut surplus off
  14. Whip finish and varnish
  15. Slip a Kameleon head over the hook eye, turn and lock in place
Straight eye streamer, size 4-6
Tan Scintilla dubbing
Oval medium silver
Two brown hen feathers
One brown hen feather
Bidoz Kameleon Alu head, silver or black
Stick on eyes

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