I wrote a blog about matuka flies late summer last year, diving a little bit into the history of the style. Our resident, fly tying factory, Håkan, has made a step-by-step instruction on tying a matuka, so let’s take a more detailed look at the fly.Continue reading “Matukas and zonkers”
FRESH OR SALT?
Fishing trout in still water has a lot in common, whether it’s salt or fresh water. The trout live much in the same way: The feed and grow to maturity in the large still water and migrate to streams to spawn. Whether fresh or salt, the habitats also share some of the same types of prey – gammarus and baitfish/fry being two of the notable ones. In both fresh and salt water you can even be lucky enough to find trout feeding on terrestrials.Continue reading “FRESH OR SALT?”
Matukas – hassle free streamers
The matuka style is of New Zealand origin, and some of the most beautiful matuka fly patterns were developed for the trout streams and lakes under the Southern Cross. Continue reading “Matukas – hassle free streamers”