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Old 04-07-2010, 06:21 PM
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Default Re: Classic New Zealand Streamers

Thanks Dan

Tamati

Original tier- Tamati

Hook- 2-8
Tag- silver
Tail- gold pheasent tippets
Body- red, black and yellow wool with soft red cock tied between each segment
Collar- soft red cock
Wing- turkey
Cheeks- jungle cock tied in at the start of the natural varnish
Head- Black


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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.

Chris
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