The Golddigger was created in the 1950’s by Danish fly fishing pioner Paul Wellendorf. Wellendorf was one of the first Danish anglers to embrace the American style of streamer fly tying. He wrote several books on fly fishing and popularized a series of feather streamer flies and hair winged flies tied on long shank hooks.
The Golddigger is a great imitation of small trout, minnows and other small baitfish. Make sure to soak the slippery squirrel tail hair in varnish, when you tie them down.
- Hook: Ahrex NS118 #8
- Thread: Black – https://amzn.to/3oAI7b1
- Tail: Cock hackle fibres, orange (sparse) – https://amzn.to/35wHMyC
- Rib: Oval gold tinsel, medium
- Body: Mylar Tinsel, gold/silver, medium – https://amzn.to/3q5jxzB
- Fronthackle: Cock hackle, orange
- Wing: Squirrel tail, natural fox
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