The Golden Witch is a Carrie Stevens pattern that shares its design with the Demon. The only difference between the two patterns is the shoulders; golden pheasant tippet on the Golden Witch, and Amherst pheasant on the Demon. Mrs. Stevens created a good number of patterns with grizzly hackles in the wing. The Golden Witch is one of the more well-known.
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Ribbing: Flat silver tinsel
Body: Orange floss
Underbelly: White bucktail
Underwing: Four to six strands of peacock herl
Throat: Grizzly hackle fibers
Wing: Four natural grizzly hackles
Shoulders: Golden pheasant tippet
Cheeks: Jungle cock
Head: Black with an orange band
I added the separate component listing for the underwing; this is because if tying in Rangeley / Stevens style, as opposed to Eastern style, the underwing should be attached before tying in the throat, and directly above the mounting position for the bucktail underbelly. Carrie Stevens applied the throats on her patterns in layers, as streamer guru Mike Martinek describes a process of “shingling.” This Golden Witch specimen has five or six layers of hackle fibers; small bunches of grizzly hackle fibers that start about 1/4 inch behind the head.
The Golden Witch, White Ghost, Demon, and Red Devil are available in a Collector’s Edition Set: http://www.myflies.com/Carrie-Stevens-Streamer-Patterns-Collectors-Edition-Set-No-5-P772.aspx