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Maxwell's Purple Matuka (Shewey)

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Maxwell's Purple Matuka

Name Maxwell's Purple Matuka
Category Summer Steelhead
Tag Flat silver tinsel
Body Black Dubbing
Rib Medium or Large Oval Silver Tinsel
Wing Two to Four Purple Hackles, Tied Matuka Style
Collar Purple Hackle

Maxwell's Purple Matuka was originated by Forrest Maxwell and is one of the flies that he and John Shewey recommend for summer steelhead along with Shewey's Spawning Purple if you were to fish nothing else.

You can find step-by-step instructions for trying this fly in John Shewey's book, Steelhead Flies.




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