This is my version of a pattern called the Golden The Golden Demon a deadly little pattern . There seem to be some differences on the origin of this fly. According to Dick Surette's Trout and Salmon Fly Index, "The Golden Demon is probably the most used fly on Black Lake and in the Connecticut Lakes area of N.H. This fly has an interesting and well-traveled background. The fly was originated in England and brought to New Zealand where Zane Grey use it in the 1920's. He then brought some flies back to the West Coast for steelhead and salmon. Then the fly appeared on the salmon rivers of New Brunswick, especially on the Cains River. From New Brunswick the pattern filtered down to the area northern New Hampshire in the early 1930's and has been a most popular pattern in that area ever since. The orange throat is supposed to be the color that is repulsive to demons and is tied in several variations such as the Silver Demon and Black Demon." But in Streamer Fly Tying & Fishing by Joeph D. Bates, Jr., "The three Demon streamers described above [Cains River Black Demon Streamer, Gold Demon Streamer, and Silver Demon Streamer] were adapted or originated by Mr. C. Jim Pray, of Eureka, California, and the dressings are from originals tied by him."

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