About the Sunray Shadow JC Salmon Atlantic Fly
The Sunray Shadow is an extremely simple fly based on a very simple concept. It does what it's supposed to with a minimum of extras. The fly is basically a long, black wing on a tube, but with a stiff underwing to keep it from hooking itself and a visible top to add a little flash.
Just let the Sunray Shadow swing, high in the water, briskly crossing the current towards your own bank: or skate it temptingly across a pool.
This fly will work its simple magic when it plays in eddies and swirling currents that moving water creates; motion highlights the long and soft tail - into becoming what seems to be very much alive.
Country of origin for this salmon atlantic fly: Norway
This salmon atlantic fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams
- # Plastic or Aluminium Tubes
- # 1/2" : 3/4" : 1" : 1.5" : 2"
- # Thread : Black Silk
- # Underwing : Brown bucktail or Squirrel
- # Over Underwing : Peacock Herl
- # Main Wing : Streamer hair, natural sheep wool dyed black .Black Goat or black arctic fox can also be used
- # Over Main Wing : Crystal flash
- # Eyes: Jungle Cock
- # Head : Black silk
The wing should be tied in 'Norwegian' or 'Fat-Back' style. The first (stiff) under wing of brown bucktail is optional but can help prevent the long wing fouling the hook at the back of the tube. As the wing in layered in, progressively longer pieces of black fox or goat should be added to achieve the desired length (which should be at least x3 the length of the tube/hook).
Comments from other fly fishermen
Great fly for steelhead on the West Coast -- B.C. Canada that is. I use copper tubes for extra body weight in winter to scrub the bottom in cold water. Sinle barbless hooks by law here, but the pattern really does look better sporting a triangle.
Cheers! - Posted by Rory on 24/07/2009
Sign-in to make a comment
To make a comment, please sign-in or register an account with us.
Please register your billing address here. Delivery addresses can be entered and selected later.