Original tier- Tamati
Tail- gold pheasent tippets
Body- red, black and yellow wool with soft red cock tied between each segment
Collar- soft red cock
Cheeks- jungle cock tied in at the start of the natural varnish
Tamati was an old maori that lived in waipahihi in taupo, the bay called 2 mile bay was once called Tamati bay.It was said that he used the ragwort moth for inspriation but it hardly looks like the moth and on a #2 or 1/0 hook as it was normaly tied was too big but it was a great producer of fish the old tie like this one dissapeared 50 years ago and was replaced by the split tie of the same with a wing of partridge or grouse and bears little resembelince to the old tie many older fishermen are pleased that his name is used ; he was a great old fisherman.