Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Golden Demon


Another very fetching pattern

The Golden Demon was a British Empire pattern discovered by Zane Gray in New Zealand, and popularized by him through steelhead fishing in the 1930s.
The original version has no dubbing, but I added a turn or two of seal.
I also reinforced the bronze mallard wing by using an underwing of blackbear.

3 comments:

trout chaser said...

Very nice! Especially with the Black Bear under wing. Those would fish great on the Grande Ronde.

Erik Helm said...

Nah, these flies don't work. Only string-leeches take fish on da ronde...

trout chaser said...

Jeez! Wish you'd told me that before I tied up a couple. Guess I'll just fish 'em anyway. I'll keep you posted next September...