The Imperial Matuka Tobis

The Matuku The “Bittern” or Matuku as its known in the native New Zealand language of Maori was the source of material used for the wing of this now internationally famous pattern. The Matuku style streamer like its name, originated from New Zealand and unlike traditional feather wing streamers, where the wing is allowed to flow freely over the hook shank, the wing on the Matuku is attached to the body with each turn of the rib. After a protection order was placed on the remaining and quickly diminishing numbers of these large elegant waders, along with a total ban … Continue reading The Imperial Matuka Tobis