Use rooster flank feathers (from breast) to
make Matuka wings.
To keep these wing feathers from rolling
out of allignment, cut barbs off the side
that is going next to the body.
The stubble left from cutting the
feathers digs into the chenille.
Tie on the two far side feathers first,
then the two near side ones. Don't
attempt all four at once!
Credits: This tip is one of many by Henry Hoffman
in the new book, Northwest fly patterns & tying
guide, by the Rainland Fly Casters, published
by Frank Amato Publications.
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