The Steelhead Matuka is an adaptation of the New Zealand method of Matuka flies. The traditional Matukas use feathers for the wing, but the steelhead version uses a rabbit strip. While the pattern has been developed as a “steelhead” fly, I think it will make a great fly to use in pursuit of other trout, salmon, pike, and bass.
Steelhead Matuka Fly Recipe
Hook: #1/0 Superfly Salmon hook HKSHW
Thread: 6/0 black
Rib: Black Brassie wire
Body: Purple and black Laser Dubbing
Wing: Rabbit zonker
Collar: Purple schlappen
Youtube Channel: Piscator Flies
Web: Piscator Flies
Zach ties up this Chinook Moto Minnow using a green and blue color combo. The fly works great on higher water conditions and the salmon seem to really key in on this color. When you tie them, don’t forget to pack em.
Jimmy Legs Fly Recipe
Hook: TMC 9395 #2-6
Weight: 0.025 lead 10-15 wraps
Thread: UTC 140 white
Tail: Marabou chartreuse
Flash: Blue Crystal Flash
Hackle: Silver Dr. Blue saddle hackle
Body: UV Pearl Ice Dubbing (dubbing loop)
Collar: Chartreuse mallard flank
Dubbing Collar: Holographic Purple Diamon Dubbing
Youtube Channel: Friday Night Flies
I’ve been loving all the new fly tying video, and for the experienced tyer, it just keeps getting better and better. Instructional video are wonderful for those trying to learn new skills or cut their teeth on some basic patterns, but for tyers well versed in the ways of threads and hook, it can be a bit lame to sit through another how to. We just need to see the steps, perhaps a little on-screen narration and hopefully some new interesting music to accompany. Dustin kinda hits all the buttons for me on this tie, using cuts to reduce the fluff in the flick, speeding up the frame rate during repetitive actions and slowing down for the important details. There is also a nice artistic montage of the fly at the end. Well done and looking forward to more.
Purple Skunk – variant from Dimitri Gammer on Vimeo.
Hook: Partridge Salmon Hook Size 4
Tip: Silver Tinsel (Embossed)
Tag: Pink Floss
Tail: Golden Pheasant tippet
Body: Purple Seal Fur
Rib: Silver Tinsel
Hackle 1: Purple saddle
Hackle 2: Purple Guinea
Wing: Polar Bear, fox or bucktail