I got the idea of using wire instead of thread, from watching Davie Mcphail and Oliver Edwards do the same with different patterns. I also had wanted to add a little weight without using a beadhead. So take it for what it is worth.I tied it for me, but I hope it works well for anyone else that ties it this way or any other way.
So the only thread on the hook is a single layer I put on to help the wire stay in place. Here I am using orange thread. Keep the layer as tight as you can.
now I use a bobbin threaded with this:
I start it at the back of the hook, leaving 6 or 8 inches of excess sticking out as you can see here. I also run a bead of zap-a-gap along the hook shank before wrapping the wire.
Finish wrapping your wire in a single layer as shown.
Now tie in your soon to be matuka style "wing."
When you pull the wing or strip tight, you can wrap the wire tag you left, to both rib and secure the strip. The excess zap-a-gap will help hold it in place.
Tie in the strip that will become the collar. Some of the strips will have hair that is canted in one direction, if you tie it in by the correct end it will naturally want to form a collar. If not just stroke the fur back with each wrap.
Stroke the collar back and wrap the wire to almost form the head. Just a couple of wraps from completing it, stop and run a small bead of zap-a-gap along the 1/2inch of wire that will finish the head.
At that point you can whip finish the head with three wraps of wire and then snip it or break it off. Give the head a healthy shot of head cement or zap-a-gap
There you have it Ard. As usual I apologize for the quality of my photos, but it was a quick and dirty photo shoot.
Use any streamer hook. I would say an equivilent to this one would be a Mustad 79580.