Here we go with day 9 and Roderick Haig Brown’s “Dancing” Golden Girl. The Golden Girl is primarily used for steelhead in the winter months, but it has also been used to bring in the occasional rainbow or cutthroat. The original dressing is listed below and the image is of one I tied a couple years back.
On the ninth day of Christmas my Ghillie tied for me
9 Golden Girls
8 Royal Wulff’s
7 Baron’s Swinging
6 Evil Weevils
5 Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymphs
4 Baby Buggers
3 PEI Flies,
2 Blae and Black
And a soft hackle Partridge and Orange
Hook: Number 2/0 to 8.
Tail: A small Indian crow feather.
Body: Flat, gold tinsel.
Throat: Yellow hackle.
Wing: Two large golden pheasant tippet feathers back to back, enclosing orange polar bear fur with a golden pheasant topping overall.