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.


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

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

  3. 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...


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